SKOWHEGAN — Neil C. Robertson, of Skowhegan, has surrendered his physician assistant’s license to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine for unprofessional conduct.

A consent agreement between Robertson and the board was signed Tuesday, according to a statement released Thursday by the board.

Robertson could not be reached for comment. He acknowledged that his conduct raised concerns about his ability to practice medicine safely and that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by having a romantic relationship with a patient, according to the release.

The board received two complaints against Robertson, the release said, which detailed the allegations. The first complaint reported that a patient fell in Robertson’s office and that he did not immediately help the patient up, told the patient to get up without help, and prevented the patient’s daughter from helping the patient.

Robertson admitted the patient had fallen in the examination room and stated that he politely, but strongly, urged and had encouraged the patient to get up under her own power. Robertson acknowledged a significant error in the medical record regarding this incident, according to the release.

The second complaint reported that Robertson had had a personal and sexual relationship with a patient for many years. Robertson admitted the relationship with the patient, as well as giving her money and smoking marijuana with her, according to the release.

Following an initial board review, Robertson voluntarily ended his practice June 15.

All board disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, the Health Integrity and Protection Data Bank and the Federation of State Medical Boards Action Data Bank. These reports are reviewed regularly by every state licensing board in the country.

The board is made up of six physicians and three public members appointed by the governor.

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