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Dental Hygienists In Ontario Can Now Legally Treat Their Spouses

October 13, 2020
by Lindsay Kantor, Torkin Manes LLP


As of October 8, 2020, dental hygienists in Ontario can legally treat their spouses as defined by law.

Pursuant to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “RHPA“), a regulated health professional in Ontario who engages in simultaneous therapeutic and sexual relationships with an individual is guilty of having committed “sexual abuse” of a patient.  Moreover, a finding that a regulated health professional has committed “sexual abuse” of a patient leads to the mandatory revocation of that professional’s license to practice their profession.

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