Governmental Affairs Committee

Louisiana state senators are criticizing the way the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board handles sexual assault allegations.

The Advocate reports the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday questioned board officials about allegation handling and subsequent punishments.

Baton Rouge physical therapist Philippe Veeters is charged with sexual battery and accused of assaulting nine patients.

His license to practice was suspended for nine months, something Sen. JP Morrell says is equivalent to a "slap on the wrist."