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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 458
MEDICAL PRACTICE
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F.S. 458.329
458.329 Sexual misconduct in the practice of medicine.The physician-patient relationship is founded on mutual trust. Sexual misconduct in the practice of medicine means violation of the physician-patient relationship through which the physician uses said relationship to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage, or to engage or attempt to engage the patient, in sexual activity outside the scope of the practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. Sexual misconduct in the practice of medicine is prohibited.
History.ss. 1, 8, ch. 79-302; s. 296, ch. 81-259; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 25, 26, ch. 86-245; s. 4, ch. 91-429.