Doctor patient dating laws
Because the doctor-patient relationship is usually formed by an agreement between doctor and patient, doctors usually do not have an obligation to provide treatment.
Therefore, if a doctor sees an accident on the way home from the hospital, the doctor does not usually have an obligation to stop and give assistance.
What about sexual relationships after the patient-physician relationship has ended?
You would think that these would be OK, so long as the physician did not abuse the relationship.
Sexual relationships with patients are problematic, not only because they may be unethical and may compromise patient care, but because they may lead to civil actions for damages, criminal actions, and disciplinary proceedings by state medical boards. Consent is not a defense to a charge of statutory rape or sexual imposition on a minor. The American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs states categorically that "[s]exual contact that occurs concurrent with the physician-patient relationship constitutes sexual misconduct" (Opinion 8.14).
the deleterious effects of such relationships upon patients have become increasingly recognized and condemned by the medical community. One such area is whether sexual relationships with patients are ever ethically permissible and, if so, under what circumstances.
I will really miss the opportunity to chat with him.
He is a genius and I could listen to him for hours.
Why then does the AMA absolutely prohibit sexual relationships with consenting adult patients?
Perhaps it would be too expensive or time-consuming to scrutinize the propriety of these relationships and the effectiveness of consent on a case-by-case basis.