D-4, r. 6 - Code of Ethics of the Ordre des denturologistes du Québec

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61. In addition to the derogatory acts described in sections 57, 58, 59.1 and 59.2 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26), the following are derogatory to the honour and dignity of the profession:
(1)  insistently and repeatedly urging someone, whether personnally, or though a natural or legal person, a partnership, a group or an association, to use one’s professional services;
(2)  using a patient’s or supplier’s letterhead or allowing a patient or supplier to use his letterhead;
(3)  coming to terms tacitly or explicitly, in any manner whatever, directly or indirectly, with a natural or legal person, a partnership, a group or an association in order to acquire patients;
(4)  taking advantage in the practice of his profession of his patient’s inexperience, ignorance, naïveté or poor health;
(5)  participating in or contributing to the illegal practice of the profession, in particular by entrusting denturological acts to a person who is not legally authorized to perform them;
(6)  manufacturing a removable dental prosthesis without the written prescription of the physician, dentist or denturologist who took the impressions and occlusions, unless he took the impressions and occlusions himself;
(7)  guaranteeing or presenting removable dental prostheses as unbreakable or ascribing to them characteristics they do not possess;
(8)  leading anyone to believe or understand that he is the only manufacturer of a specific category of removable dental prostheses;
(9)  using materials of a quality inferior to those promised the patient;
(10)  publicly endorsing or lending his name or the name of his business to a technique, product or material used in the manufacture or maintenance of a removable dental prosthesis, unless he participated in the discovery and development of such technique, product or material;
(11)  intimidating, harassing or threatening directly or indirectly a person who has applied or who intends to apply to the syndic for an inquiry into his professional conduct or competence, or communicating with that person without the prior written permission of the syndic or the syndic’s assistant;
(12)  not informing the Order that he has reason to believe that a denturologist is incompetent or is violating professional ethics;
(13)  providing a receipt or other document falsely stating that his services were provided;
(14)  claiming fees for professional acts he did not perform or that are falsely described;
(15)  seeking or receiving remuneration from a patient for a professional service or part of a professional service whose cost was fully assumed by a third party;
(16)  altering notes previously entered in a patient’s record or replacing any part thereof with the intention of falsifying them;
(17)  not complying with the mandate received from his patient;
(18)  increasing the fees usually charged and established according to the factors described in section 49, knowing that the patient may obtain a reimbursement of the cost of the professional services of the denturologist by a third party in accordance with a contract or agreement;
(19)  practising with other persons within a partnership or joint-stock company when the denturologist knows that one of the conditions, terms or restrictions pursuant to which the denturologist is authorized to so practise is not being met;
(20)  practising within a partnership or joint-stock company under a name that is misleading, deceptive or contrary to the honour or dignity of the profession or that is a number name.
O.C. 1011-85, s. 61; O.C. 648-97, s. 19; O.C. 838-2003, s. 4; O.C. 686-2008, s. 22.