Duties Of Practitioners In Consultation



(A corporate body established and constituted under the provisions of


The Rajasthan Homoeopathic Medicine Act 1969.)


  Duties of Practitioners in Consultation


Consultation shall be Encouraged


In cases of serious illness, especially in doubtful or difficult conditions the practitioner of Homoeopathy shall request consultation. He shall also do so in perplexing illness, in therapeutic abortions, in the treatment of a woman who had procured criminal abortion, in suspected cases of poisoning, or when desired by the patient or his representative.


Punctuality in Consultation


Utmost punctuality shall be observed by a practitioner of Homoepathy in meeting for consultation. If the consultant practitioner of Homoeopathy does not arrive within a reasonable time such as a quarter of an hour after the appointed time, the first practitioner of Homoeopathy shall be at liberty to see the patient alone provided he shall leave his conclusion in writing in a closed envelope.


Patient referred to another Physician


When a patient is referred to another practitioner of Homoeopathy by the attending practitioner of Homoeopathy, a statement of the case shall be given to the latter practitioner of Homoeopathy. The latter practitioner of Homoeopathy shall communicate his opinion in writing in a closed cover direct to the attending practitioner of Homoeopathy.


Consultation for Patient's Benefit


In every consultation, the benefit to the patient shall be of first importance. All practitioners of Homoeopathy interested in the case shall be candid with a member of the patient's family or responsible friends.


Conduct in Consultation

    (1) In consultations, there shall be no place for insincerity, rivalry or envy. All due respect shall be shown to the practitioner of Homoeopathy in charge of case and no statement or remarks shall be made which would impair the confidence reposed in him by the patient. For this purpose, no discussion shall be carried on in the presence of the patient or his representatives.
    (2) All statements of the case to the patient or his representatives shall take place in the presence of all the practitioners consulting, except as otherwise agreed; the announcement of the opinion to the patient or his relations or friends shall rest with the attending practitioner of Homoeopathy.
    (3) Differences of opinion shall not be divulged unnecessarily; provided when there is an irreconcilable difference of opinion, the circumstances shall be frankly and impartially explained to the patient or his friends.
    (4) It shall be open to them to seek further advice if they so desire.


Cessation of Consultation


Attendance of the consulting practitioner of Homoeopathy shall cease when the consultation is concluded, unless another appointment is arranged by the attending practitioner of Homoeopathy.


Treatment after Consultation

    (1) No decision shall restrain the attending practitioner of Homoeopathy from making such subsequent variations in the treatment as any unexpected change may require; provided at the next consultation, reasons for variation are stated.
    (2) The same privilege, with its obligations, belongs to the consultant when sent for in an emergency during the absence of the attending practitioner of Homoeopathy. The attending practitioner of Homoeopathy may prescribe at any time for the patient, but the consultant, only in case of emergency.


Consultant not to take Charge of the Case

    (1) When a practitioner of Romoeopathy has been called as a Consultant 10 none but the rarest and most exceptional circumstances shall justify the consultant taking charge of the case.
    (2) He must not do so merely on the solicitation of the patient or his friends.


Bar against Consulting Non-registered Practitioner


No practitioner of Homeopathy shall have consultation with any practitioner of Homoeopathy who is not registered.