As a Physician, is it Permissible to Have Sex with the Relatives of My Patients?

This most often comes up with the mothers of pediatric patients and believe me the answer to the question is a resounding “no”. OPMC will charge you with immoral conduct if you do this and they will investigate to see if you have done it once or if you are doing this on a routine basis over time. Obviously, the more you have done it the worse things might get regarding your license. Also, if there is sexual conduct in the presence of the pediatric patients that makes matters even worse. You might get away with this if there was one person and the sexual conduct was out of the office with no children in the area.

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