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I am a Psychiatrist who works in a psychiatric ER.I also

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I am a Psychiatrist who works in a psychiatric ER.I also have training in Family practice but not licenced in that field. If I perform a pervaginal exam to take out a foreign body as it can perforate and cause complications as an urgent basis. Is it legally ok?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 3 months ago.

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If you are practicing outside the scope of your license, that is considered practicing without a license.

(So no, it is not legally ok).

The proper procedure is to make arrangements for treatment, or if necessary transport and treatment, at a facility or with a provider that is appropriately licensed.

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