Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 135-7-.05 - Assessment Instruments

(1) When using assessment instruments or techniques, the licensee shall make every effort to promote the welfare and best interests of the client. The licensee guards against the misuse of assessment results, and respects the client's right to know the results, the interpretations and the basis for any conclusions or recommendations.
(2) Unprofessional conduct, includes but is not limited to the following:
(a) failing to provide the client with an orientation to the purpose of testing or the proposed use of the test results prior to administration of assessment instruments or techniques;
(b) failing to consider the specific validity, reliability, and appropriateness of test measures for use in a given situation or with a particular client;
(c) using unsupervised or inadequately supervised test-taking techniques with clients, such as testing through the mail, unless the test is specifically self-administered or self-scored;
(d) administering test instruments either beyond the licensee's competence for scoring and interpretation or outside of the licensee's scope of practice, as defined by law; and
(e) failing to make available to the client, upon request, copies of documents in the possession of the licensee which have been prepared for and paid for by the client.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 135-7-.05
O.C.G.A. Sec. 43-7A-5(d).
Original Rule entitled "Assessment Instruments" was filed on Oct. 19, 1987; eff. Nov. 8, 1987. Repealed: New Rule, same title, adopted. F. Feb. 28, 2000; eff. Mar. 19, 2000.

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