A Kansas doctor is accused of breaking the law and won't be allowed to practice medicine for the next two months.
The hospital where Kimberly West works says the state has gone too far with the punishment.
The Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspended her license saying she violated the state law relating to sexual abuse, misconduct, or other improper sexual contact with a patient.
Eyewitness News doesn't know exactly what West is accused of doing, because the details are confidential, but we do know she will not be allowed to work for the next 60 days.
West has agreed to the conditions of the suspension. Her employers at Garden City's St. Catherine Hospital, which owns the Women's Clinic, say they support her.
They say she will be able to come back to work after her suspension. In a statement the hospital's CEO says, "I believe the wording the board used was misleading and unnecessarily alarming and the punishment; unnecessarily harsh."
When West returns to work in late August, she will have to follow some new rules. For one year, she'll have to be accompanied by a chaperone every time she's in a room with a patient. Also, another physician will have to review her procedures. West is also accused of breaking the law that requires keeping accurate medical records.
She now has to complete a course on record keeping by October