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10.28.14.00.htm 10.28.14.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 28 BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY Chapter 14 Code of Conduct Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-212 and 11-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.28.14.01.htm 10.28.14.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs all optometrists licensed by the State Board of Examiners in Optometry to practice in the State.
10.28.14.02.htm 10.28.14.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the Board of Examiners in Optometry.. 2) "Inappropriate sexual language" means:. a) A sexualized harassing comment;. b) An eroticized or sexually provocative comment not reasonably associated with a health care matter; orc) An inappropriate discussion of a sexually related matter..
10.28.14.03.htm 10.28.14.03. 03 General Conduct.. A. The licensee shall:. 1) Apprise the patient of the risks, opportunities, and obligations associated with services available to the patient;2) Make the fee for service clear, maintain adequate financial records, and confirm arrangements for financial reimbursement with the patient;3) Notify the patient promptly and seek the transfer, referral, or continuation of service in relation to the patient's need or preference if the licensee anticipates the term
10.28.14.04.htm 10.28.14.04. 04 Sexual Misconduct.. A. An optometrist may not engage in sexual misconduct in the practice of optometry.. B. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to:. 1) Sexual behavior with a client or patient in the context of a professional evaluation, treatment, procedure, or service to the client or patient, regardless of the setting in which the professional service is provided;2) Sexual behavior with a client or patient under the pretext of diagnostic or therapeutic intent or
10.28.14.05.htm 10.28.14.05. 05 Penalties.. Violation of this chapter may result in the Board taking action to reprimand a licensee, place the licensee on probation, or suspend or revoke the licensee's license. The Board may also impose a penalty not exceeding $5,000.
10.28.14.9999.htm 10.28.14.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 26, 2000 (27:12 Md. R. 1140) ―. Chapter revised effective July 31, 2006 (33:15 Md. R. 1281).
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