Ethics of dating a former patient
(4) A licensee shall not intentionally or knowingly offer to pay or agree to accept any compensation, directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, in cash or in kind, to or from any person or entity for receiving or soliciting patients or patronage, regardless of the source of the compensation.
(5) A licensee shall not influence a patient or the patient's family to utilize, purchase, or rent any equipment based on the direct or indirect financial interests of the licensee.
A licensee shall never place the licensee's own financial interests above the welfare of the licensee's patients.
A licensee, regardless of the practice setting, shall safeguard the public from unethical and unlawful business practices.
(h) Abandoning the patient by inappropriately terminating the patient practitioner relationship by the licensee.
Recommendations of equipment must be based solely on the therapeutic value of that equipment to the patient.
A licensee who owns or has a direct financial interest in an equipment or supply company must disclose the financial interest to the patient if the licensee sells or rents, or intends to sell or rent, to the patient.
(7) A licensee shall not engage in any sexual relationship or conduct, including dating, with any patient, or engage in any conduct that may reasonably be interpreted by the patient to be sexual, whether consensual or nonconsensual, while a therapist-patient relationship exists.
(a) A licensee shall not intentionally expose or view a completely or partially disrobed patient in the course of treatment if the exposure or viewing is not related to the patient diagnosis or treatment under current practice standards.