The General Requirements for the Standards of Professional Conduct
- provide only those services that they have the training and practical experience to perform, and that are designed to benefit the health and well-being of the client;
- deliver treatment that ensures each client’s safety, comfort and privacy
- inform clients of the scope and limitations of massage and bodywork therapy .0502 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Client Assessment and Informed Consent
- inquire as to the health history and current health status of each client to determine the indications and contraindications for the application of massage and bodywork therapy;
- assess the needs and expectations of the client and designate a treatment;
- obtain the written consent of the client. For the purposes of this Section, “consent” means the therapist has informed the client as to the nature and purpose of the service to be provided, and the client acknowledges that he or she understands the terms under which the treatment is being provided and voluntarily agrees to receive such treatment. The treatment shall be modified only with the consent of the client;
- respect the client’s right to refuse, modify or terminate treatment regardless of prior consent given. .0503 CLIENT ASSESSMENT AND INFORMED CONSENT
What is defined as sexual activity and what is pohibited?
- not engage in sexual activity, as defined in Rule .0508, between the licensee and the client, whether such activity is consensual or otherwise;
- not engage in or permit any person or persons to engage in sexual activity with a client in a location where the practice of massage and bodywork therapy is conducted;
- not use such location to make arrangements to engage in sexual activity with a client in any other place; and
- define the boundaries of the professional relationship in the event that the client initiates or asks the licensee to engage in sexual activity.”
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