(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
investigations company shall be responsible for avoiding conflicts of interest
(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
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed March
3, 1995; effective May 17, 1995. Amendment filed June 9, 2003; effective August
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