5123.541 Employees engaging in sexual conduct or contact with individual under department care.

(A) No MR/DD employee shall engage in any sexual conduct or have any sexual contact with an individual with mental retardation or another developmental disability for whom the MR/DD employee is employed or under a contract to provide care unless the individual is the MR/DD employee's spouse.

(B) Any MR/DD employee who violates division (A) of this section shall be eligible to be included in the registry regarding misappropriation, abuse, neglect, or other specified misconduct by MR/DD employees established under section 5123.52 of the Revised Code, in addition to any other sanction or penalty authorized or required by law.

(C)

(1) Any person listed in division (C)(2) of section 5123.61 of the Revised Code who has reason to believe that an MR/DD employee has violated division (A) of this section shall immediately report that belief to the department of developmental disabilities.

(2) Any person who has reason to believe that an MR/DD employee has violated division (A) of this section may report that belief to the department of developmental disabilities.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.10, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 01-30-2004