Not The Onion (or, Climbing the pole of success?) –  

Oct. 29, 2020 – The newly appointed Chief of Medical Services at the Rhode Island state hospital system was previously arrested for repeatedly exposing himself and masturbating in front of children.

Now, the State of Rhode Island has put Dr. Andrew Stone in charge of the most vulnerable population in the state’s care. These patients are served at two locations Eleanor Slater in Cranston and the Zambarano facility in Burrillville.

In 2006, the Rhode Island Department of Health suspended Stone’s license for five years and the then-Director of Health David Gifford wrote in his order “Director of Health has determined that the continued practice of Andrew C. Stone, M.D. would constitute an immediate danger to the public.”Reinstated with Conditions

In February of 2015, the RI Department of Health reinstated Stone’s license.

The reinstatement order stated “The Petitioner has been successfully treated and evaluated by two distinguished medical experts specializing in the treatment of sexual compulsion disorders; John P. Wincze, Ph.D., and Fabian M. Saleh, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., both of whom have found that the Petitioner’s disorder is in ‘full remission,’ and that he is fit to return to practice medicine. Both have recommended his readmission ( “In Full remission” L, defined in the DSM Vas, “The individual has not acted on the urges with a nonconsenting person, and there has been no distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning, for at least 5 years while in an uncontrolled environment.”

The order to reinstate Stone included numerous conditions, including “That the Petitioner’s practice shall be limited to adults. He shall not treat or consult with any patient under eighteen (18) years of age.”

BHDDH says there is no one under 18 years of age.

Another condition in the reinstatement order is “The Petitioner shall practice only in a gronp or institutional setting approved by the Board with such conditions and restrictions as are approved bv the Board. The Petitioner shall advise the Board immediately of any such ernployment or association and shall provide any employer or association with a copy of this Order.”

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