Professional Boundaries and Sexual Abuse Resources
As a health regulator, the College of Chiropodists of Ontario has a responsibility to safeguard patients under the care of the College’s registrants. The College safeguards the public by enforcing Standards of Practice to ensure competency of its registrants when rendering care. Additionally, health regulators create Guidelines and Policies to assist registrants in the delivery of services and treatments to patients. The issues of professional boundaries and sexual abuse are matters the College takes very seriously in protecting the public from harm and in maintaining their confidence in our members.
In seeking to provide registrants with continuing opportunities to learn more about maintaining appropriate boundaries, we are pleased to provide links from other health regulators that may serve as a useful resource. Registrants are encouraged to use these only as a resource, but if they have any specific questions, they should direct them to the College.
Practice Standards for the Protection of Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct | College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta
Practice Standard – Non-sexual Boundary Violations | College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
Where’s the line? – Professional Boundaries in a Therapeutic Relationship | College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
Sexual Abuse of Patients | College of Nurses of Ontario
Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship: Maintaining Boundaries | College of Nurses of Ontario