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10.57.05.00.htm 10.57.05.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 57 BOARD FOR CERTIFICATION OF RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE PROGRAM PROFESSIONALS Chapter 05 Code of Ethics Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-212, 20-205, and 20-213, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.57.05.01.htm 10.57.05.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to all individuals licensed by the Board including:. A. Certified residential child care program administrators; and. B. Certified residential child and youth care practitioners..
10.57.05.02.htm 10.57.05.02. 02 Public Protection.. The residential child care program administrator and the residential child and youth care practitioner accept the obligation to protect the public by:A. Upholding the Code of Ethics, as set forth in this chapter; and. B. Reporting alleged violations of this chapter to the Board..
10.57.05.03.htm 10.57.05.03. 03 General Conduct.. A. The primary concern of the residential child care program administrator and the residential child and youth care practitioner shall be the welfare of children and youth placed in the residential child care program.B. The certified residential child and youth care practitioner shall:. 1) Function with discretion and integrity in relationships with other health professionals;. 2) Carry out all duties with honesty, integrity, self-respect, and fairness;.
10.57.05.04.htm 10.57.05.04. 04 Sexual Misconduct.. A. The certified residential child care program administrator or certified residential child and youth care practitioner may not engage in sexual misconduct with a client or supervisee. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to:1) Inappropriate sexual language;. 2) Sexual exploitation;. 3) Sexual harassment;. 4) Sexual behavior; and. 5) Therapeutic deception.. B. Concurrent Sexual Relationships. The certified residential child care pr
10.57.05.05.htm 10.57.05.05. 05 Physical Contact.. The certified residential child care program administrator or certified residential child and youth care practitioner engaging in physical contact with a client as an accepted component of a professionally recognized, nontraditional treatment modality shall have documented in the client's record by a licensed or certified health care professional:A. An assessment of the client;. B. A written rationale for the use of the treatment modality for the client; and.
10.57.05.06.htm 10.57.05.06. 06 Sanctions.. A. A certified residential child care program administrator or certified residential child and youth care practitioner is subject to sanctions if the certified residential child care program administrator or certified residential child and youth care practitioner:1) Has engaged in sexual misconduct with a client or supervisee;. 2) Has engaged in sexual behavior that would be considered unethical or unprofessional according to the professional standard
10.57.05.07.htm 10.57.05.07. 07 Rehearings.. A. A party aggrieved by the decision and order rendered may apply for rehearing within 10 days after service on him of the decision and order. Action on an application shall lie in the discretion of the Board.B. Unless otherwise ordered, neither the rehearing nor the application for it stays the enforcement of the order, or excuses the individual affected for failure to comply with its terms.C. The Board may consider facts not presented in the original hearing, incl
10.57.05.08.htm 10.57.05.08. 08 Appeals.. An individual whose certificate has been revoked or suspended by the Board, or any individual placed on probation or reprimand under this chapter, may appeal the Board's decision as provided by law.
10.57.05.9999.htm 10.57.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―02 adopted as an emergency provision effective January 7, 2008 (35:9 Md. R. 894) adopted permanently effective April 7, 2008 (35:7 Md. R. 749) ―Chapter revised and recodified from COMAR 10.57.04 to COMAR 10.57.05 effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 617)
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