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10.65.03.00.htm 10.65.03.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 65 BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY EXAMINERS Chapter 03 Code of Ethics Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-212, 6-102, 6-206, and 6-308, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.65.03.01.htm 10.65.03.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to licensed massage therapists and registered massage practitioners..
10.65.03.02.htm 10.65.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "License holder" means an individual who is licensed by the Board to practice massage therapy.. 2) “Non bona fide treatment” means when a license holder or registration holder treats or examines a client in a way that involves sexual contact, but there is no therapeutic reason for the procedure, or the procedure falls outside of reasonable mass3) “Registration holder”
10.65.03.03.htm 10.65.03.03. 03 Standards of Practice.. A. The license holder or registration holder shall be concerned primarily with the welfare of the client.B. A license holder or registration holder who suffers from a physical, mental, or emotional impairment, including chemical abuse, which impacts the license holder’s or registration holder’s ability to practice massage therapy, shall proactively seek professional treatment and shall refrain from the practice of massage therapy until such time as th
10.65.03.04.htm 10.65.03.04. 04 Relationship with Client.. A. A license holder or registration holder shall:. 1) Use professional judgment in the use of evaluation and treatment procedure;. 2) Decline to administer treatment when the treatment is contraindicated or unjustified;. 3) Terminate a professional relationship with a client in an appropriate manner, such as:. a) Providing the client with sufficient notice to permit the client to obtain the services of another professional; or
10.65.03.05.htm 10.65.03.05. 05 Professional Boundaries.. A. A license holder or registration holder shall:. 1) Maintain professional boundaries, even when the client, staff member, or student initiates crossing the professional boundaries of the professional relationship; and2) Respect and maintain professional boundaries and respect the client's, staff member’s, or student’s reasonable expectation of professional conduct.B. A license holder or registration holder may not:. 1) Exploit a relationship
10.65.03.06.htm 10.65.03.06. 06 Records, Confidentiality, and Informed Consent.. A license holder or registration holder shall:. A. Respect and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the client;. B. Disclose the client's record or information about the client only with the client's consent or as required by law;C. Adequately safeguard confidential client information, including storage and disposal of records;. D. Provide sufficient information to a client to allow the client to make a
10.65.03.07.htm 10.65.03.07. 07 Education and Training.. A. A license holder or registration holder shall:. 1) Recognize the license holder's or registration holder's limitations and qualifications and practice massage therapy 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; and
10.65.03.08.htm 10.65.03.08. 08 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Responsibilities of Massage Therapist and Practitioners.. A license holder or registration holder may not construe a 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 as generally recognized in the profession.
10.65.03.09.htm 10.65.03.09. 09 Penalties.. If a license holder or registration holder violates a regulation in this chapter, the Board may take action pursuant to Health Occupations Article, §6–308, Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board may also impose a penalty not exceeding $5,000.
10.65.03.9999.htm 10.65.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Chapter recodified from COMAR 10.43.18 to COMAR 10.65.03 under new Subtitle, Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, Code of Ethics, effective January 2, 2017 (43:26 Md. R. 1446)Regulation .03C amended effective January 2, 2017 (43:26 Md. R. 1446). Regulation .09 amended effective January 2, 2017 (43:26 Md. R. 1446).
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