Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and individuals under their supervision shall
conduct their professional practice in conformity with the NAADAC Code of
Ethics, adopted October 9, 2016, and these rules.
(2) Each applicant or license holder is
responsible for being familiar with and following these standards.
(3) In the event an applicant, license
holder, or other individual has a question regarding legal, ethical and
professional standards, neither the Board nor its administrative personnel
shall consider such questions unless presented with a proper petition for a
must report any other licensee believed to be practicing in such a way as to
indicate impairment, potential harm to clients, and/or to cause undue negative
reflection or harm to his profession. Such reporting shall be made to the
Department of Health, Division of Health Related Boards, Investigative Section.
(a) A licensee who is aware of unethical
conduct or unprofessional modes of practice must report such inappropriate
behavior, unless constrained by the need to protect patient
(b) A licensee
shall cooperate with the Department's Investigative Section and promptly supply
necessary information unless constrained by the need to protect patient
(c) In the event a
supervisor suspects the person being supervised is guilty of unethical conduct,
the supervisor shall adhere to the standards of the profession and shall report
Tenn. Comp. R. &
filed May 25, 1994; effective August 9, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed January
30, 1997; effective May 30, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed December 28, 1999;
effective March 12, 2000. Amendments filed May 7, 2019; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§
and 68-24-602 through 68-24-606.