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10.56.03.00.htm 10.56.03.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 56 BOARD OF DIETETIC PRACTICE Chapter 03 Code of Ethical Practices Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-212, 5-102, and 5-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.56.03.01.htm 10.56.03.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations govern any licensed dietitian (LD) or licensed nutritionist (LN) in the State..
10.56.03.02.htm 10.56.03.02. 02 Public Protection.. Each licensee accepts the obligation to protect the public by:. A. Upholding the Code of Ethical Practices, as set forth in this chapter; and. B. Reporting alleged violations of this chapter to the Board..
10.56.03.03.htm 10.56.03.03. 03 Code of Ethics.. A. The primary concern of the licensee shall be the welfare of clients or patients.. B. The licensee shall function with discretion and integrity in relationships with other licensees of the Board and other health professionals.C. The licensee shall practice dietetics or nutrition with honesty, integrity, self-respect, and fairness.D. The licensee may not:. 1) Knowingly participate in or condone behavior which is dishonest, fraudulent, or deceitful;.
10.56.03.04.htm 10.56.03.04. 04 Sexual Misconduct.. A. A licensed dietitian or licensed nutritionist may not engage in sexual misconduct in the practice of dietetics.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
10.56.03.05.htm 10.56.03.05. 05 Penalties.. Violation of Regulations .02―04 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.
10.56.03.9999.htm 10.56.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 20, 1989 (16:3 Md. R. 345). Regulation .02A amended effective November 7, 1994 (21:22 Md. R. 1878). Regulation .02 recodified to Regulation .04 effective July 24, 2000 (27:14 Md. R. 1342). Regulations .02 and .03 adopted effective July 24, 2000 (27:14 Md. R. 1342) ―. Chapter revised effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 691).
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