Dr. Richard James Eliason, a urologist who was expelled from the Salt Lake County Medical Society, has reached an agreement with state licensing officials to settle allegations of unprofessional conduct.

Eliason denied allegations, but agreed that his license to practice medicine be placed on probation for five years. He agreed to probationary status to avoid further litigation, the stipulation said.During the probationary period and afterwards, Eliason agrees not to treat any new male patients under the age of 18, the stipulation said. The doctor agrees to obtain parental signatures from current patients under the age of 18, and not to examine them without a parent or guardian present in the examining room.

A petition issued July 5, 1989, by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, accuses Eliason of demonstrating a "long-term course of behavior that appears to be unprofessional and inappropriate," and exhibiting "a pattern of dealing with adolescent males that could be construed as sexually abusive."

According to the state's petition, allegations that Eliason violated the Utah Medical Practice Act date back to 1972.

The executive committee of the county medical society voted to censure Eliason in 1987, the petition said. That action was based on complaints from parents of his patients, the petition said, who alleged Eliason used unprofessional language and performed actions during examinations of young patients that were suggestive of sexual abuse.

At that time, Eliason was ordered to receive therapy and not to treat males under the age of 21, the petition said. The society claimed he violated those conditions and dismissed him from membership, the petition said.