Can doctors dating patients australia


19-Aug-2020 07:01

These clarify the responsibilities of doctors, patients, and relevant third parties regarding certificates certifying illness (sickness certificates) within the context of the doctor-patient relationship.

While the update is not a major shift, the new guidelines expand on the responsibilities of doctors and recognise the greater variety of contexts in which sickness certificates may be required.

However, even if you do not sue for malpractice, your doctor or therapist will still have to face a whole slew of legal issues.

Generally yes, any sexual conduct with a patient is considered malpractice, whether or not the patient consented to the conduct. There is no "true love" exception for the malpractice of engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient.

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Even if a former doctor cannot have his or her medical license revoked for having a relationship with a former patient, civil lawsuits for exploitation and emotional distress can still be raised.

Some states will enforce promises to not sue for malpractice.

If the patient makes any further advances, the doctor or therapist should recommend that the patient see another practitioner.