Defining Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct

2022-06-21T15:07:57-06:00

The Health Professions Act provides the following definitions: Sexual Abuse: is defined as threated, attempted or actual conduct of a regulated member towards a patient that is of a sexual nature, including: Sexual intercourse between a regulated member and a patient of that regulated member; Genital to genital, genital to anal, oral to genital, or oral to anal contact between a regulated member and a patient of that regulated member; Masturbation of a regulated member by, or in the presence of, a patient of that regulated member; Masturbation of a regulated member’s patient by that regulated member; Encouraging a regulated member’s patient [...]

Defining Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct2022-06-21T15:07:57-06:00

If You Believe a Professional Boundary has been Violated

2022-06-22T14:10:29-06:00

We recognize that coming forward with a complaint about sexual abuse, sexual misconduct or boundary violations can be very difficult. The College’s primary objective is to remove barriers in reporting of sexual abuse and misconduct by creating a safe reporting environment and providing transparent information about the process.  ACSLPA cannot stop, or penalize, lapses in professional boundaries, sexual misconduct or sexual abuse if we are unaware of the issues. If you believe a professional boundary has been violated or you have experienced sexual misconduct or sexual abuse, please review our website information on how to submit a complaint. If you [...]

If You Believe a Professional Boundary has been Violated2022-06-22T14:10:29-06:00

ACSLPA Standards of Practice Related to Professional Boundaries

2022-06-21T14:26:40-06:00

As a patient or client, you can expect your SLP or audiologist to maintain professional boundaries. SLPs and audiologists have knowledge and skills that their patients/clients should be able to rely on, are entrusted with confidential information and often patients/clients are dependent on the services they provide. A professional boundary is a parameter that defines a safe therapeutic relationship. These parameters set limits for the relationship based on recognition of the inherent power imbalance, the vulnerability of the patient/client and responsibilities of a regulated member in the therapeutic relationship. Professional boundaries help a regulated member and the patient/client recognize the [...]

ACSLPA Standards of Practice Related to Professional Boundaries2022-06-21T14:26:40-06:00

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