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10.43.13.00.htm 10.43.13.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 43 BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS Chapter 13 Code of Ethics Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-212, 3-205, and 3-313, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.43.13.01.htm 10.43.13.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to licensed chiropractors and registered chiropractic assistants..
10.43.13.02.htm 10.43.13.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Chiropractic assistant" means an individual who is registered by the Board to perform the duties authorized under COMAR 10.43.07.2) "Chiropractor" means an individual licensed by the Board:. a) To practice chiropractic; or. b) To practice chiropractic with the right to practice physical therapy.. 3) "Non-bona-fide treatment" means when a chiropractor or chiropractic assi
10.43.13.03.htm 10.43.13.03. 03 Standards of Practice.. A. A chiropractor and chiropractic assistant shall concern themselves primarily with the welfare of the patient.B. A chiropractor or chiropractic assistant who suffers from a physical, mental, or emotional impairment, including chemical abuse, that impacts the individual's ability to practice chiropractic or provide chiropractic assistance shall seek professional treatment and refrain from the practice of chiropractic or the practice
10.43.13.04.htm 10.43.13.04. 04 Relationship with Patient.. A. A chiropractor shall:. 1) Use professional judgment in the use of evaluation and treatment procedures;. 2) Decline to administer treatment if the chiropractor believes that a treatment is contraindicated or unjustified;3) Terminate a professional relationship with a 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;
10.43.13.05.htm 10.43.13.05. 05 Professional Boundaries.. A. A chiropractor and chiropractic assistant shall:. 1) Maintain professional boundaries, even when the patient initiates crossing the boundaries of the professional relationship; and2) Respect and maintain professional boundaries and respect the patient's reasonable expectation of professional conduct.B. A chiropractor and chiropractic assistant may not:. 1) Exploit a relationship with a patient, staff member, or student for the
10.43.13.06.htm 10.43.13.06. 06 Records, Confidentiality, and Informed Consent.. A chiropractor shall:. A. Respect and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the patient;. B. Disclose the patient's records 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
10.43.13.07.htm 10.43.13.07. 07 Education and Training.. A. A chiropractor or chiropractic assistant shall:. 1) 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; and2) Be current in the qualifications to practice, including meeting continuing education requirements established by the Board.B. The chiropractor or chiropractic assistant may not perform a treatment or provide a service that
10.43.13.08.htm 10.43.13.08. 08 Advertising.. A. A chiropractor may advertise services subject to COMAR 10.43.03.. B. A chiropractor is accountable under this regulation if the chiropractor uses an agent, partnership, professional association, or health maintenance organization to implement an action prohibited by COMAR 10.43.03.05.
10.43.13.09.htm 10.43.13.09. 09 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Responsibilities.. A chiropractor and chiropractic assistant may not construe any 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 chiropractic profession.
10.43.13.10.htm 10.43.13.10. 10 Penalties.. Violation of a regulation in this chapter may result in the Board taking action pursuant to Health Occupations Article, §3-313, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.43.13.9999.htm 10.43.13.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 9, 2000 (26:27 Md. R. 2015). Regulation .03B, D amended effective October 22, 2007 (34:21 Md. R. 1915). Regulation .03C amended effective January 6, 2014 (40:26 Md. R. 2164). Regulation .03D amended effective October 22, 2007 (34:21 Md. R. 1915) June 13, 2011 (38:12 Md. R. 705)Regulation .04A amended effective October 22, 2007 (34:21 Md. R. 1915). Regulation .05B amended effective January 6, 2014 (40:26 Md. R. 2164).
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