Board of Medical Examiners Suspends the License of Monmouth County Physician over Admitted Sexual Misconduct

Dr. Francis Rienzo Will Also Pay Over $85,000 in Penalties and Costs, Also Faces Allegations of Questionable Prescribing Practices

NEWARK – Continuing their commitment to address sexual misconduct and abuse by licensed professionals, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the State Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the license of a Monmouth County physician who admitted having engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a female patient he was treating for substance abuse and who allegedly also engaged in questionable prescribing practices involving the same patient.

Francis Rienzo, 60, of Sea Girt, New Jersey, who maintains a private practice in Sea Girt and practices at numerous treatment centers across New Jersey, entered into a Consent Order with the Board that imposes a three year suspension of his New Jersey medical credentials and a civil penalty and costs, totaling $85,856, to resolve the matter.

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