The College of Optometrists


If you are aware that a colleague or other healthcare professional has breached personal or sexual boundaries with a patient or carer, you should alert them to the dangers of this unprofessional behaviour.
If you are asked for advice by a colleague who feels attracted to a patient or carer, but has not acted inappropriately you are not required to inform anyone. You should, however, remind your colleague that they must not abuse their professional position.
If you consider a colleague is putting patients at risk, you should consult the relevant professional, representative or regulatory body. See section on Raising concerns.

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