Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-12-01-.17 - UNETHICAL PRACTICES AND CONDUCT

Emergency medical services and emergency medical services personnel shall be subject to discipline or may be denied authorization for unethical practices or conduct which includes but shall not be limited to the following:

(1) Engaging in acts of dishonesty which relate to the practice of emergency medical care.
(2) Failing to report to appropriate personnel facts known to the individual regarding incompetent, unethical, or illegal practice of any other emergency medical services personnel.
(3) Failing to take appropriate action in safeguarding the patient from incompetent health care practices of emergency medical services personnel.
(4) Violating confidentiality of information or knowledge concerning the patient, except when required to do so by a court of law or authorized regulatory agency.
(5) Engaging in the delivery of emergency medical services on a revoked, suspended, expired, or inactive license, or beyond the scope of a modified or conditioned license.
(6) Accepting and performing, or attempting to perform, professional responsibilities which the licensee knows, or has reason to know, he is not competent to perform.
(7) Delegating, assisting, or advising a person to perform professional responsibilities or procedures when the licensee knows, or has reason to know, that such person is not qualified by training, experience, or license to perform such procedures.
(8) Failing to provide supervision of students in a clinical experience or field internship.
(9) Exercising influence on a patient in such a manner as to exploit the patient for financial gain of the licensee or a third party, which shall include, but not be limited to, the promoting or selling of services, goods, appliances, or drugs.
(10) Disseminating any written materials within an emergency medical services relationship, including those of a religious or political nature, which do not pertain to patient care, insurance reimbursement, support or follow-up services.
(11) Exercising influence within an emergency medical services relationship for the purposes of engaging a patient in any sexual activity, or indecently exposing oneself to a patient.
(12) Willfully failing to file a report or record required by state or federal law, or willfully impeding or obstructing such filing, or inducing another person or licensee to do so.
(13) Providing false information to regulatory officials in inspection reports regarding defective or faulty equipment, or willfully concealing known deficiencies during an inspection.
(14) Misrepresentation of the level of services provided and/or false or misleading advertising.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-12-01-.17
Original rule filed June 5, 1998; effective August 19, 1998.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 68-140-502, 68-140-504, 68-140-505, 68-140-506, 68-140-507, 68-140-508, 68-140-509, and 68-140-511.

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