A-5.1, r. 3 - Code of ethics of acupuncturists

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34. In addition to the acts referred to in sections 59 and 59.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) and the act that may be determined pursuant to subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of section 152 of the Code, the following acts are derogatory to the dignity of the profession:
(1)  practising the profession of acupuncturist while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, hallucinogens, anaesthetics, narcotics, drugs or any other substance causing reduced or disturbed faculties, unconsciousness or intoxication;
(2)  submitting a report or any other document that the acupuncturist knows to be false;
(3)  failing to report to the Order, without delay, any person appropriating the title of acupuncturist;
(4)  failing to report to the Order, without delay, any person practising acupuncture illegally;
(5)  communicating with or attempting to intimidate the person who requested the holding of an inquiry without the prior written permission of a syndic, where the acupuncturist has been informed that he or she is the object of an inquiry or has been served with a complaint against him or her;
(6)  marketing, selling, distributing or participating, for profit, in the distribution of material, substances or equipment related to an acupuncturist’s professional activity, except
(a)  in respect of a sale that addresses the immediate needs of a patient and is required for the acupuncture treatment but that is not included in the regular price for the treatment; the patient must in that event be notified of any profit realized by the acupuncturist in the sale;
(b)  where the acupuncturist’s commercial activities are clearly separate from the acupuncture practice and the acupuncturist’s professional title is not associated with the commercial activities; the patient must, in that event, be notified thereof;
(7)  using his or her name or allowing it to be used for commercial purposes; and
(8)  performing acts that are not required or that are disproportionate to the patient’s needs or performing any unnecessary or superfluous professional acts.
O.C. 502-2004, s. 34.