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Osteopathic Practice Standards


D11. You must ensure that any problems with your own health do not affect your patients. You must not rely on your own assessment of the risk to patients.

  1. If you know or suspect that your physical or mental health is impaired in a way that might affect the care you give to patients, you must:
    1. Seek and follow appropriate medical advice on whether you should modify your practice and in what way.
    2. If necessary, stop practising until your medical advisor considers you fit to practise again.
    3. Inform the GOsC.
  2. If you are exposed to a serious communicable disease, and you believe that you may be a carrier, you should stop practising until you have received appropriate medical advice, and follow any advice you are given about suspending or modifying your practice. You should take all necessary precautions to prevent transmission of the condition to patients.

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