UT fired counselor accused of disclosing student’s PTSD

Sarah Elms reports:

A University of Toledo counselor accused of improperly disclosing a student’s personal health information has been fired.

University officials on Dec. 18, 2018, notified Mychail Scheramic that his employment would be terminated at close of business March 18. He was hired in 2017 as the university’s counseling center director and was paid an annual salary of $90,000.

A university spokesman on Friday would not discuss the circumstances surrounding Mr. Scheramic’s firing. A document in his personnel file classifies his separation from UT as an “involuntary termination” but does not provide further details about what prompted the firing.

Dallon Higgs, a student in UT’s physician assistant program, last month sued the university, Mr. Scheramic, and his wife, physician assistant program chairman Dr. Linda Speer, who remains employed at UT. A Blade reporter requested Mr. Scheramic’s personnel records from UT when the lawsuit was filed.

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