SACRAMENTO Kaiser Permanente released the following statement
regarding the arrest of Dr. Scott Takasugi on charges of sexually
expoiting a patient.
"After receiving patient care complaints, we contacted the sheriff's department and have cooperated fully with their investigation. We encouraged the patients to file police reports as well. We have begun the process to terminate the physician and to report him to the medical board. We apologize to the patients for his inappropriate actions. We have established a special tollfree number for patients with concerns: 1-888-378-0018. Kaiser Permanente expects all of our employees to treat patients in a medically appropriate and respectful manner, and we will not tolerate misconduct or inappropriate actions by our employees."
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