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“Gross immorality:” What does it mean in professional discipline?

An Ohio appellate court in Ohio restored discipline imposed by the state’s board of pharmacy on a licensee who had fondled a co-worker at a drugstore in the state. The June 13 ruling overturned a lower court that the phrase “gross immorality” was insufficiently defined under the law (Raymond P. Denuit v. Ohio State Board of Pharmacy).

The case involved Raymond P. Denuit, a pharmacist at a CVS in Portsmouth, Ohio, who was terminated in 2007 after his employers learned that he had groped a female co-worker. Denuit initially submitted a written statement claiming that . . .

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