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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations

12VAC5-31-1030. Sexual harassment.

EMS personnel may not engage in sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes making unwelcome sexual advances, requesting sexual favors, and engaging in other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature as a condition of:

1. The provision or denial of emergency medical care to a patient;

2. The provision or denial of employment or course advancement;

3. The provision or denial of promotions to a coworker;

4. For the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for the patient or student or unreasonably interfering with a patient's ability to recover; or

5. For the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive classroom or working environment or unreasonably interfering with a coworker's or student's ability to perform his work.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 16, eff. May 6, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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