Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-30-01-.13 - PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

(1) Licensed 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 declaratory order.
(4) A licensee 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 confidentiality.
(b) A licensee shall cooperate with the Department's Investigative Section and promptly supply necessary information unless constrained by the need to protect patient confidentiality.
(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 such conduct.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-30-01-.13
Original rule 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 8/5/2019.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 4-5-210, and 68-24-602 through 68-24-606.

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