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10.26.03.00.htm 10.26.03.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 26 BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE Chapter 03 Code of Ethics Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1A-205 and 1A-206, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.26.03.01.htm 10.26.03.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter does not apply to an individual who practices acupuncture on an animal under an animal research protocol which has been approved by an Animal Use and Care Committee as provided in 9 CFR §2.30―2.38.
10.26.03.02.htm 10.26.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following term has the meaning indicated.. B. Term Defined. "Board" means the State Board of Acupuncture..
10.26.03.03.htm 10.26.03.03. 03 Standards of Practice.. A. The licensee shall be concerned primarily with the welfare of the patient or client.. B. A licensee who suffers from a physical, mental, or emotional impairment, including chemical abuse, which impacts the licensee's ability to practice acupuncture shall seek professional treatment and refrain from the practice of acupuncture until such time as the impairment no longer exists or reasonable accommodations can be made.C. A licensee shall:.
10.26.03.04.htm 10.26.03.04. 04 Relationship with Patient.. A. A licensee shall:. 1) Use professional judgement in the use of evaluation and treatment procedures;. 2) Decline to administer treatment if the licensee believes that the treatment is contraindicated or unjustified;3) Terminate a professional relationship with patient in an appropriate manner, such as:. a) Providing the patient with sufficient notice to permit the patient to obtain the services of another professional,
10.26.03.05.htm 10.26.03.05. 05 Professional Boundaries.. A. The licensee shall:. 1) Maintain professional boundaries, even when the patient initiates crossing the boundaries of the professional relationship;2) Respect and maintain professional boundaries and respect the patient's reasonable expectation of professional conduct; and3) If the licensee and the patient mutually desire a personal relationship, immediately terminate the professional relationship, make an appropriate referral to another health
10.26.03.06.htm 10.26.03.06. 06 Records, Confidentiality, and Informed Consent.. A licensee shall:. A. Respect and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the patient;. B. Disclose the patient's record or information about the patient only with the patient's consent or as required by law;C. Adequately safeguard confidential patient information, including storage and disposal of records;. D. Provide sufficient information to a patient to allow the patient to make an informed decision reg
10.26.03.07.htm 10.26.03.07. 07 Education and Training.. A. The licensee shall:. 1) Recognize the licensee's limitations and qualifications and practice acupuncture within the limits of these limitations and qualifications;2) Obtain additional training, information, and supervision as needed to perform a new technique or service in a new specialty area or when employing a new treatment modality; and3) Be current in the licensee's qualifications to practice acupuncture, including meeting continuing
10.26.03.08.htm 10.26.03.08. 08 Advertising.. A. A licensee may advertise services subject to the provisions of this regulation.. B. A licensee may not use statements in an advertisement that:. 1) Contain a misrepresentation of facts;. 2) Are likely to mislead or deceive because, in context, the statement makes only a partial disclosure of relevant facts;3) Intend to or are likely to create a false or unjustified expectation of a favorable result;. 4) Relate to fees, other than a standard consultat
10.26.03.09.htm 10.26.03.09. 09 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Responsibilities.. The licensee may not construe the failure to specify a particular ethical, legal, or professional duty in this chapter as a denial of the existence of other ethical, legal, or professional duties or responsibilities that are equally as important and generally recognized in the profession.
10.26.03.9999.htm 10.26.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 18, 1999 (26:21 Md. R. 1630). Regulation .03C amended effective October 1, 2001 (28:19 Md. R. 1685). Regulation .06G, H adopted effective April 11, 2005 (32:7 Md. R. 681).
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