Rule 4731-26-02 | Prohibitions.
Sexual misconduct, as that term is defined in paragraph (H) of rule 4731-26-01 of the Administrative Code, between a licensee and a patient is never diagnostic or therapeutic.
(A) A licensee shall not engage in sexual misconduct with a patient or key third party, as that term is defined in paragraph (C) of rule 4731-26-01 of the Administrative Code.
(B) Conduct included within the definition of sexual misconduct occurring between a licensee and a former patient constitutes sexual misconduct and is prohibited if it meets any of the following criteria:
(1) The conduct occurred within ninety days after the licensee-patient relationship was terminated;
(2) The conduct occurred between a psychiatrist and a person to whom the psychiatrist formerly provided psychiatric or mental health services, and the conduct is in violation of the code of ethics of the "American Psychiatric Association"; or
(3) The board determines that the conduct constitutes sexual misconduct upon consideration of the following factors:
(a) The duration of the licensee-patient relationship;
(b) The nature of the health care services provided;
(c) The lapse of time since the licensee-patient relationship ended;
(d) The extent to which the former patient confided personal or private information to the licensee;
(e) The degree of emotional dependence that the former patient has or had on the licensee; and
(f) The extent to which the licensee used or exploited the trust, knowledge, emotions, or influence derived from the previous licensee-patient relationship.
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