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NLV doctor convicted of groping patients could return to practicing medicine Monday

A North Las Vegas doctor who inappropriately touched at least seven patients could be back at work in a matter of days.

Last July, Jorge Burgos was sentenced to seven days in jail, a day for each victim he groped, as well as three years probation. He was accused of groping his patients.

In December 2017, his medical license was also suspended for four months. But that ends soon, and he could begin seeing patients again as early as Monday.

'I think it's unsettling for everybody, not just the division or anyone like that but we are officers of the court, and we have to enforce the conditions that they impose," said Lt. James Shubert, Division of Parole and Probation.

Lieutenant Shubert says Burgos has been in compliance since starting probation last July.

"He is subject to getting good time credit so if he's paying his fees and doing everything on probation, he does get good time credit, so we would shorten that term," Lt. Shubert said.

Under the terms of his probation, Burgos is not allowed to contact his victims or their families. He also has to complete sex-offender counseling, therapy, and victim empathy classes.

"It's a very intensive program, Lt. Shubert said. "Most of the time it takes six months to a year to complete those programs."

Burgos has registered as a sex offender, but he's considered a low risk to re-offend, so by state law, his name is not listed in the registry, but his disciplinary history as a medical professional is online.

"If he fails to comply with our conditions then we would contact the state board of medical examiners and let them know that," Lt. Shubert.

Besides a four-month suspension, the state board of medical examiners is restricting the doctor's medical license for two years.

During this time, Burgos is not allowed to interact with female patients without supervision. According to Lt. Shubert, they've advised people who have close contact with Burgos about his probation, but the doctor is not obligated to disclose his criminal record to his patients.

If Burgos violates his probation, he could go to jail for three years.