California Code of Regulations
Title 16 - Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 4 - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Article 2 - Practice of Chiropractic
Section 316 - Responsibility for Conduct on Premises

Universal Citation: 16 CA Code of Regs 316

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

(a) Every licensee is responsible for the conduct of employees or other persons subject to his supervision in his place of practice, and shall insure that all such conduct in his place of practice conforms to the law and to the regulations herein.

(b) Where a chiropractic license is used in connection with any premises, structure or facility, no sexual acts or erotic behavior involving patients, patrons or customers, including, but not necessarily limited to, sexual stimulation, masturbation or prostitution, shall be permitted on said premises, structure or facility.

(c) The commission of any act of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, or sexual relations by a licensee with a patient, client, customer or employee is unprofessional conduct and cause for disciplinary action. This conduct is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a chiropractic license.

This section shall not apply to sexual contact between a licensed chiropractor and his or her spouse or person in an equivalent domestic relationship when that chiropractor provides professional treatment.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 16, § 316

Note: Authority cited: Sections 1000- 4, 1000- 10 and 1057, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 726 and 1000- 10, Business and Professions Code.

1. New section filed 7-13-71; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 71, No. 29).
2. New subsection (c) and amendment of Note filed 7-26-96; operative 8-25-96 (Register 96, No. 30).

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