Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1020-01-.18 - ADVERTISING

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. § 63-16-108.

(1) Claims that convey the message that one licensee is better than another when superiority cannot be substantiated.
(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 perform.
(5) Use of any personal testimonial attesting to a quality of competency that is not reasonably verifiable.
(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.
(7) 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 regulation.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1020-01-.18
Original rule certified June 7, 1974. Repealed by Public Chapter 969; effective July 1, 1984. New rule filed July 27, 2006; effective October 10, 2006.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-145, 63-16-103, and 63-16-108.

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