4/20/11

Dentists ordered not to have sex with their spouse patients

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   Today I came across a very strange law whereby in Ontario, Canada, dentists and other health professionals (chiropractors, physiotherapists et al.) cannot have sex with their spouses if they treat them as patients. This means that the health practitioner can be found guilty of sexual abuse and have their license revoked for a period of time as a disciplinary measure. One of the accused dentists had this to say about this contentious rule: "If I treat my wife, it means I am sexually abusing her. It means I would be an outlaw."
   According to Ontario's Regulated Health Professions Act, health professionals can not have sex with their patients. There have been numerous cases whereby said practitioners were found guilty of professional misconduct for sexual abuse and lost their licenses.
   In my opinion this is just a law loophole that does not account for the spouse-patient relationship (to have sex with your spouse/patient) and so is automatically treated as a criminal act.
via: MetroNews

28 comments:

  1. Lol nice finding, I wonder if anyone has been found guilty in a court for this.

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  2. Wow. That's ridiculous. haha

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  3. Lol. now that picture made me laugh, i hate the dentists, gotta get my wisdom teeth out in a bit.

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  4. Well that makes perfect sense!

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  5. Good luck enforcing it.

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  6. haha funny pic, and weird law

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  7. Kinkiest. Married sex. Ever.

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  8. That's some funny facepalm law there.

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  9. Well that just seems silly...

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  10. wow canada youve done it again. ill remember to move up there if my dentist ever rapes me though

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  11. I guess its one of those laws that are made but not really enforced..

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  12. "If I treat my wife, it means I am sexually abusing her. It means I would be an outlaw.", lol so if she is dieing, she cant be helped and he has to take her to another doctor. Strange thos canadians.

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  13. That is silly and great picture haha

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  14. There are much weirder laws out there, but this one is weird enough as it is.

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  15. a lot of divorces incoming!

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  16. What if they are under anesthesia?

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  17. That is just plain duuuuuuuumb

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  18. but what if they get married, and THEN they treat them? just odddd

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  19. Oh wow. Atleast something was done about the sexual abuse (sort of). Seems strange but if it works, all the better.

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  20. that dentist would sure scare me

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