The Law and Doctor-Patient Sexual Contact in California

Number of Pages 6

6 pages and 6 sources. This paper provides an overview of California Civil Code §43.5, which addresses the issue of sexual relationships between doctors and patients. This paper relates the case study of two individuals who sought counseling for marital problems and sought the services of a mental health professional. In the course of their treatment, the wife began having sexual relations with the psychiatrist. This paper covers the legal aspects of California Civil Code §43.5, including the limitations on lawsuits that can be pursued as a result of the law and the problems in seeking restitution for the negative impacts of a doctor's sexual contact with a patient.

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