C-26, r. 212 - Code of ethics of psychologists

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35. Psychologists may cease to provide professional services to a client solely for just and reasonable grounds, including
(1)  loss of the relationship of trust between the client and the psychologist;
(2)  lack of benefit to the client from the professional services offered by the psychologist;
(3)  the likelihood that maintaining the professional services may, in the psychologist’s judgment, become more harmful than beneficial for the client;
(4)  the impossibility for the psychologist to maintain a professional relationship with the client, particularly in the presence of a conflict of interest;
(5)  inducement by the client to perform illegal, unfair or fraudulent acts or to contravene the provisions of this Code;
(6)  non-compliance by the client with the conditions agreed on and the impossibility of entering with the client into a reasonable agreement to reinstate the conditions, including professional fees; and
(7)  the psychologist’s decision to scale down his or her practice or to put an end to the practice for personal or professional reasons.
O.C. 439-2008, s. 35.