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Legal Information: Arizona

Statutes: Arizona

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January 10, 2020

§ 13-1418. Sexual misconduct; behavioral health professionals; classification

A. A behavioral health professional licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 331 or a psychiatrist or psychologist licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, 17 or 19.12 commits sexual misconduct by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse with a client who is currently under the care or supervision of the licensed behavioral health professional, psychiatrist or psychologist.

B. Sexual misconduct by a licensed behavioral health professional, psychiatrist or psychologist is a class 6 felony.

C. This section does not apply to any act of sexual conduct that occurs between a licensed behavioral health professional, psychiatrist or psychologist and a client after the client has completed a course of treatment or if the client is not under the care of the licensed behavioral health professional, psychiatrist or psychologist.