- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A state licensing board is proposing a $5,000 fine, a reprimand and ethics training for the head of the University of Oregon’s counseling office.

The proposed discipline, announced Friday, stems from allegations that Shelly Kerr released a student’s counseling records to the UO’s lawyers without the student’s permission. The student sought counseling after she said she was raped by three basketball players.

The Board of Psychologist Examiners says Kerr violated rules requiring psychologists to protect the confidentiality of counseling records.

The university agreed to an $800,000 settlement with the student in May.

UO spokesman Tobin Klinger says the university is surprised and disappointed by the disciplinary decision. Klinger says Kerr is expected to request a hearing at which an administrative law judge would review the proposed discipline.



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