Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1180-01-.09 - PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

(1) The Board adopts, as if fully set out herein and to the extent that it does not conflict with state law, rules or Board position statements, as its ethical standards the specific "Ethical Standards" which are part of the "Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct" published by the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.). The version adopted by the Board was approved by the A.P.A.'s Council of Representatives on August 3, 2016 and became effective on January 1, 2017.
(2) In the case of a conflict the state law, rules or position statements shall govern. Violation of the Board's ethical standards shall be grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-11-215(b)(1).
(3) A copy of the A.P.A. "Ethical Standards" which are part of the "Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct" may be obtained from the Order Department of the A.P.A. at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 or by phone at (202) 336-5510, or on the Internet at http://www.apa.org/ethics.
(4) Applicability of the Ethical Standards. The activity of a licensee or certificate holder subject to the Ethical Standards may be reviewed only if the activity is part of his or her work-related functions or the activity is psychological in nature. Personal activities having no connection to or effect on psychological roles are not subject to the Ethical Standards.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1180-01-.09
Original rule filed August 29, 2000; effective November 12, 2000. Amendment filed June 18, 2002; effective November 1, 2002. Amendment filed May 29, 2003; effective August 12, 2003. Amendments filed November 27, 2019; effective 2/25/2020.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 4-5-210, 63-11-104, 63-11-201, 63-11-204, 63-11-206, 63-11-207, 63-11-208, 63-11-213, 63-11-214, and 63-11-215.

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