A. A podiatrist may not engage in sexual misconduct.
B. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
(1) Sexual behavior with a patient in the context of a professional evaluation, treatment, procedure, or other service to the patient, regardless of the setting in which the professional service is provided;
(2) Sexual behavior with a patient on the pretense of therapeutic intent of benefit;
(3) Sexual acts, sexual conduct, vaginal intercourse, or any genital contact, as defined in Criminal Law Article §3-301(e)(g), Annotated Code of Maryland;
(4) Solicitation of a sexual relationship, whether consensual or nonconsensual, with a patient;
(5) Sexual advances requesting sexual favors;
(6) Therapeutically inappropriate or intentional touching of a sexual nature;
(7) A verbal comment of a sexual nature;
(8) Physical contact of a sexual nature with a patient;
(9) Discussion of unnecessary sexual matters while treating a patient;
(10) The taking of photographs of patients for a sexual purpose;
(11) Sexual harassment of staff or students;
(12) An unnecessary sensual act or comment; or
(13) Sexual contact with an incompetent or unconscious patient.