15. Unless they have sound and reasonable grounds therefor, acupuncturists may not terminate the professional services they provide to a patient.
The following in particular constitute sound and reasonable grounds:
(1) loss of the patient’s confidence;
(2) lack of cooperation on the part of the patient to participate in his or her treatment;
(3) personality conflict between the acupuncturist and the patient;
(4) conflict of interest or any situation in which their professional independence might be called into question; and
(5) inducement by the patient to perform acts that he or she knows to be illegal, improper of fraudulent.