- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A state licensing board has imposed a fine of $2,500 for the head of the University of Oregon’s counseling office for allegedly releasing a student’s counseling records to the university’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 had earlier proposed a $5,000 fine. The board also said Shelly Kerr must complete a six-hour course on professional ethics “for failure to protect and maintain the confidentiality of a student’s counseling records.”

The university agreed to an $800,000 settlement with the student in May 2015.

University spokesman Tobin Klinger said: “Since the disciplinary action is focused on the individual, it will be up to Dr. Kerr whether to appeal. If she does, the university will support her appeal.”

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