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February 25, 1985

The American Psychiatric Assn., worried that it unwittingly may have protected therapists who have sex with their patients, will no longer cover sexual misconduct in its malpractice insurance starting May 1. The APA's insurance policy had been silent on the issue of so-called "undue familiarity," and as a result, millions of dollars have been paid to settle complaints and lawsuits from patients who said their therapists had seduced them.

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