Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1175-04-.05 - CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

(1) The licensee shall not accept compensation (financial or otherwise) from more than one party for services on or relating to the same investigation, set of circumstances, court case, or issues unless all interested parties consent in writing after full disclosure by the licensee.
(2) The licensee shall avoid all known conflicts of interest with his/her employer or client, and shall promptly inform his/her employer or client of any business association, interest, or circumstance which could influence his/her judgment or the quality of his/her services. When such a conflict is unavoidable, the licensee shall forthwith disclose the circumstances to his/her employer or client.
(3) The licensee shall take reasonable steps to ascertain the existence of potential conflicts of interests among his/her employers and/or clients. A conflict exists when a private investigator, because of some personal interest, finds it difficult to devote himself with loyalty and singleness of purpose to the best interest of his/her client or employer.
(4) A private investigations company shall be responsible for avoiding conflicts of interest between:
(a) The company and the clients of any private investigator(s) affiliated with the company;
(b) The clients of one private investigator affiliated with the company and the clients of any other private investigator(s) affiliated with the company.
(5) No licensee or employee of a licensee shall contact or cause to be contacted any individual under investigation for the purpose of revealing confidential information to that individual. Any such contact with a subject being investigated, whether intentional or unintentional, shall be made a part of the investigative file of such case.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1175-04-.05
Original rule filed March 3, 1995; effective May 17, 1995. Amendment filed June 9, 2003; effective August 23, 2003.

Authority: T.C.A. ยง 62-26-303.

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