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Michigan Physical Therapy Prohibited Conduct

Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following acts or omissions by any individual covered by these rules:

    • Practicing outside of the boundaries of professional competence, based on education, training, and experience.
    • Failing to provide or arrange for the provision or continuity of necessary physical therapy service.
    • Engaging in harassment or unfair discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any basis proscribed by law.

Being involved in a dual or multiple relationship with a current or former patient or client or a member of the individual's immediate family, when there is a risk of harm to, or exploitation of, the patient or client.  "Dual or multiple relationship" means a relationship in which a licensee is in a professional role with an individual and one or more of the following occurs at the same time.

All of the following apply:

    • The licensee takes on a professional role even though a personal, scientific, legal, financial, or other relationship could impair the exercise of professional discretion or make the interests of a patient or client secondary to those of the licensee.
    • The licensee takes advantage of any professional relationship or exploits others to further his or her personal, religious, political, business, or financial interests, including inducing a patient or client to solicit business on behalf of the licensee.
    • The licensee solicits or engages in a sexual relationship with a current patient or client.
    • The licensee solicits or engages in a sexual relationship with an individual, other than a consenting adult, to whom the licensee is delegating the performance of selected acts, tasks, functions, or interventions in the treatment of a patient or client.

Citation

Mich. Admin. Code R. 338.7124


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