Haley v. Med. Disciplinary Bd – Case Brief Summary (Washington)

In Haley v. Med. Disciplinary Bd., 117 Wn.2d 720, 818 P.2d 1062 (Wash. 1991), the Supreme Court of Washington upheld the medical board's finding that a physician abused his professional status and "exploited his position of psychological power and authority over his patient in order to facilitate their improper sexual relationship," and thereby violated the statute proscribing "any act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption relating to the practice of the person's profession." 818 P.2d at 1066.