(1) Definition of public statements. Public statements relate to professional services, products, or publications or to the field of applied behavior analysis. Public statements include but are not limited to paid or unpaid advertising, brochures, printed matter, directory listings, personal resumes or curricula vitae, interviews or comments for use in media, statements in legal proceedings, lectures and public oral presentations, and published materials.
(2) Avoidance of false or deceptive statements. Licensees do not make public statements that are false, deceptive, misleading or fraudulent, either because of what they state, convey, or suggest or because of what they omit, concerning their research, practice or other work activities or those of persons or organizations with which they are affiliated. As examples (and not in limitation) of this standard, licensees do not make false or deceptive statements concerning (1) their training, experience, or competence; (2) their academic degrees; (3) their credentials; (4) their institutional or association affiliations; (5) their services; (6) the scientific or clinical basis for, or results or degrees of success of their services; (7) their fees; or (8) their publications or research findings.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1180-05-.18
Original rule filed March 23, 2017; effective 6/21/2017.

Authority: T.C.A ยง 63-11-215.

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