Question: What does the “#MeToo Movement” have to do with the presence of chaperones in physician offices? Answer: A lot! Patients have been emboldened to “speak up” about their misperceptions during… [Read More]
Over the past few months, current events alleging sexual impropriety have commanded sensational news headlines and stories. Implementing a chaperone policy in your medical practice could add more value than you think. As you know, there are many reasons for the use of chaperones during a physical exam. However, nationally and locally, claims alleging boundary violations and sexual misconduct in physician offices continues to occur. It is critical that you take care and follow very closely the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners regulations regarding the Presence of Chaperones.