The following acts or omissions in the context of
advertisements by any licensee shall subject the licensee to disciplinary
action pursuant to T.C.A. §
(1) Claims that convey the message that one
licensee is better than another when superiority cannot be
(2) Misleading use
of an unearned or non-health degree.
(3) Misrepresentation of a licensee's
credentials, training, experience, or ability.
(4) Promotion of professional services which
the licensee knows or should know are beyond the licensee's ability to
(5) Use of any personal
testimonial attesting to a quality of competency that is not reasonably
(6) Utilization of any
statistical data or other information based on past performances for prediction
of future services, which creates an unjustified expectation about results that
the licensee can achieve.
Communication of personal identifiable facts, data, or information about a
nursing home resident without first obtaining the resident's consent, unless
otherwise permitted or required by state or federal law or
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule certified
June 7, 1974. Repealed by Public Chapter 969; effective July 1, 1984. New rule
filed July 27, 2006; effective October 10,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-1-145, 63-16-103, and