Better yet, order the pair right now and don't fret.
If your lenses are still working for you and they get scratched or broken and you're in "prescription limbo-land" there is no reason you shouldn't consider ordering online and taping up your glasses for the interim.
Well, not if "(a) There is a significant likelihood that the patient ...
will seek or require additional services from the health care provider; or (b) There is an imbalance of power, influence, opportunity and/or special knowledge of the professional relationship." How should the hygienist or optician think this through?
So if your employee hands you a medical certificate which you think is fake, you can reject it.
A certificate which states that the practitioner “saw the patient” or “was informed by the patient” is not considered to be a valid medical certificate.
This is because the practitioner did not declare, in his professional opinion, that the employee was unable to perform normal duties because of illness (or an injury). You have to accept a backdated medical certificate if it stipulates that, in the professional opinion of the practitioner, the employee was unable to perform his or her normal duties during the backdated period.7.
Say you live in Washington State, and you find yourself getting to know and becoming attracted to your dental hygienist — or for that matter your optician (that's the person who fits your eyeglasses, based on the prescription provided by your optometrist). Let's see how some new Washington regulations treat this. Under Washington Administrative Code 246-16-020, your dental hygienist and your optician are "health care providers." This means that, under Washington Administrative Code 246-16-100, they "shall not engage, or attempt to engage, in sexual misconduct with a current patient." Sexual misconduct "includes but is not limited to" sex, kissing, "[h]ugging ... nature," "[s]uggesting or discussing the possibility of a dating, sexual or romantic relationship after the professional relationship ends," "[t]erminating a professional relationship for the purpose of dating or pursuing a romantic or sexual relationship," or "[m]aking statements regarding the patient['s] ...
You're interested in a romantic relationship, a sexual relationship, perhaps even marriage. You have a right to marry, and even a right to have sex (given Lawrence v. body, appearance, sexual history, or sexual orientation other than for legitimate health care purposesamong many other things." OK, you say, no problem; you should just switch to a different dental hygienist or optician, and then start dating. Subsection (3) of the provision states that "A health care provider shall not engage, or attempt to engage" in any of these activities "with a former patient, client or key party within two years after the provider-patient/client relationship ends." Two years, not a short time.