State board censures Cumberland psychiatrist

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CUMBERLAND — The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine placed a Cumberland Foreside psychiatrist on probation.

The board found Dr. Charles Clemetson to have “engaged in misrepresentation in connection with the practice for which he was licensed, as well as unprofessional conduct,” and that he had failed to “comply with conditions of probation,” according to a March 16 press release.

The board in July 2013 imposed a five-year probation period on Clementson, during which he was to be overseen by a practice monitor. While his request for a certain monitor was approved in October 2013, Clementson did not meet with the monitor after that date, the board said.

“Dr. Clemetson has acknowledged that by 2015 he had been told by Board staff that he could not see patients without a practice monitor, but that he continued seeing patients through the date of the hearing,” according to the release.

Clementson is barred from maintaining a private practice as part of his probation, and his practice must close within 90 days of March 9. He can practice medicine in a setting comprised of other psychiatrists, and is required to have a monitor who has been approved by the board.

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