(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.
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;
failing to consider the specific validity, reliability, and appropriateness of
test measures for use in a given situation or with a particular
(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
(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
(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
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Repealed: New Rule, same title, adopted.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.