Doctor patient dating laws

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A successful doctor-patient relationship requires mutual trust and respect.

If the patient is uncomfortable with his or her physician’s demeanor, how can the patient be expected to disclose private, and sometimes embarrassing, information?

An individual remains a patient until the doctor-patient relationship is terminated regardless if the individual is not actively receiving professional services from a chiropractic physician.

Sexual contact between a chiropractic physician and a former patient after termination of the doctor-patient relationship may still constitute sexual misconduct if the contact is the result of the exploitation of trust, knowledge, or influence of emotions derived from the doctor-patient relationship.

Most universities teach students from the beginning, even before they set foot in hospitals, to maintain a professional rapport with patients, uphold patients' dignity, and respect their privacy.

But did she have to advise me in such a condescending manner? A physician’s “bedside manner” is an essential aspect to a patient’s treatment.

While everyone seeks the best physician, clinically-speaking, patients often forget how important personality is when choosing a doctor.

(C) Sexual misconduct is any verbal or physical action or behavior, or expression of thoughts or feelings, or gestures that are sexual or that reasonably may be constured by a patient as sexual or conduct that exploits the doctor-patient relationship in a sexual manner, regardless of consent of the patient.

(D) Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: (1) Failure to provide privacy for disrobing and/or failure to provide proper gowns; (2) Failure to explain the necessity of performing any procedure that involves exposure or contact with the pelvic area, genitals, rectum, male prostrate, or female breast.

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