News Release June 3, 2011
MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA
June 3, 2011
Medical Board of California obtains Interim Suspension Order temporarily
suspending the medical license of Cypress physician
SACRAMENTO The medical license of Yashwant Giri, M.D., was fully suspended by a judge of the Orange County Superior Court at the request of the Medical Board. "The mission of the Medical Board is public protection, and this action reflects the Board's ongoing commitment to that mission," said Linda Whitney, executive director of the Medical Board.
On May 6, 2011, the Medical Board received a complaint that Dr. Giri had been arrested by the Placentia Police Department and charged with violating Penal Code (PC) section 243.4(b) for sexual battery on an institutionalized victim and (PC) section 289(d) for sexual penetration with a foreign object on an unconscious patient. After his arrest, Dr. Giri posted $100,000 bail and was released from jail.
Dr. Giri was arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on June 2, 2011. The deputy attorney general, appearing on behalf of the Medical Board, requested the superior court judge sign a Stipulated Interim Order of Suspension, suspending Dr. Giriís license to practice medicine in California, effective immediately. The superior court judge not only signed the suspension order, but also ruled that Dr. Giri was a public threat and flight risk and increased his bail amount from $100,000 to $1,000,000. Dr. Giri was immediately arrested in the courtroom and taken back into custody.
Dr. Giri is prohibited from practicing or attempting to practice as a physician and surgeon, pending a final decision and order by the Medical Board of California. Criminal charges are still pending in Orange County Superior Court.
The public record documents in this case can be accessed on our Web site at www.mbc.ca.gov under the heading "Enforcement Public Documents."
The mission of the Medical Board is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professions and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and, to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.
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