Saturday 20 December 2014
 

Former Opportunity Village employee faces hearing for improper contact

 

    A Clear Lake woman is facing possible disciplinary action from the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy after allegedly having inappropriate contact with a client at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake while she was employed there.

    The board has charged Wendy Simon with “improper sexual contact with, or making suggestive, lewd, lascivious or improper advances to a patient.”  She was also charged with “engaging in unethical conduct or practice harmful or detrimental to the public.”
    A hearing before the board is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Lucas State Office Building in Des Moines. During the hearing Simon will have the opportunity to respond to the charges, produce evidence on her behalf, cross examine witnesses and examine documents.  If any of the allegations are founded during the hearing, the board has the authority to take disciplinary action.
    According to board documents Simon obtained full-time employment as a lifeguard and medication aid at the health care facility.  Simon was a caretaker for the resident at the facility and in September 1999 was issued- Read More Via e-Edition