LANSING, MICHIGAN (WOOD) – A Michigan senator and doctor was sentenced to one year probation after improperly touching a nurse during an exam.
On Wednesday, Senator John Bison, a Republican from Battle Creek, was ordered to serve a suspended sentence of one year.
In August, at the time of the incident, Bison was a patient in a practicing nurse’s office. He said he was sick with COVID-19 and behaved differently than usual.
During the trial on Wednesday, the nurse said she felt scared and injured.
“Every time a patient makes fun of me, I remember Mr. Bison’s actions,” she said. “Sir. Bison, I forgive you, but I hope we both never forget.”
Bison apologized to the court.
Conditions of probation include one year without alcohol and drugs, a mandatory mental health assessment, no contact with a nurse or her clinic, and fines of $ 1,130. The court will allow interstate trips to work and family vacations.