State agency clears Nassar colleague who took files

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LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan’s licensing agency has cleared a doctor who admitted to removing patient files from the Michigan State University clinic where she worked with Larry Nassar.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said it did not find that Dr. Brooke Lemmen violated the public health code. The agency told 24 Hour News 8 that the complaint against her was closed Tuesday.

After Nassar was fired from MSU in 2016, Lemmen told campus police that he had asked her to take the patient files because his attorney wanted to look at them. She said she was worried about him getting to the files while they were still in the office, so she took two boxes of them to her home to keep them safe.

She later resigned from the clinic over moving the files.

The investigation into her conduct was among several LARA opened in connection to the Nassar case. Another former MSU doctor, psychologist Gary Stollak, lost his license as the result of one of those inquiries.

Hundreds of girls and women say Nassar, a former sports doctor, sexually abused them under the guise of providing medical treatment while he worked for MSU and USA Gymnastics. He will spend the rest of his life in prison on child pornography and sexual assault charges.

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