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10.36.05.00.htm 10.36.05.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 36 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS Chapter 05 Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-212, 18-311, and 18-313(7) Annotated Code of Maryland
10.36.05.01.htm 10.36.05.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the professional conduct of licensed psychologists, registered psychology associates, and applicants for both.
10.36.05.02.htm 10.36.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.. 2) “Client” means the individual, couple, family, group, business, agency, school, organization, or association that the psychologist or psychology associate provides, or has provided, with professional services.3) "Multiple relationship" means a relationship in which an individual is concurrently participating
10.36.05.03.htm 10.36.05.03. 03 Responsibilities and Requirements.. A. In General.. 1) A psychologist shall be fully responsible for the psychologist’s professional decisions and professional actions;2) A psychologist and psychology associate shall be jointly responsible for the psychology associate’s professional decisions and professional actions.3) A psychologist or psychology associate shall:. a) Notify the Board in writing within 60 days if a license, certificate, permit, or registration gra
10.36.05.04.htm 10.36.05.04. 04 Competence.. A. Professional Competence. A psychologist or psychology associate shall:. 1) Limit practice to the areas of competence by which proficiency has been gained through education, training, and experience;2) Acquire the special education and training needed to address the cultural differences of special populations;3) Avoid unfair discrimination based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, disability, socioeconomic status, or other basis prosc
10.36.05.05.htm 10.36.05.05. 05 Representation of Services and Fees.. A. Public Statements and Advertising.. 1) A psychologist or psychology associate shall:. a) Represent accurately and objectively the psychologist’s or psychology associate’s professional qualifications, education, experience, and areas of competence;b) Correct others who misrepresent the psychologist’s or psychology associate’s professional qualifications or affiliations; andc) Identify a paid advertisement as a paid advertisement..
10.36.05.06.htm 10.36.05.06. 06 Psychological Assessment.. A. A psychologist or psychology associate shall:. 1) Perform evaluations and diagnostic services in a professional relationship when assessment data is indicated by the professional context;2) Administer psychological tests in keeping with accepted standards of practice and avoid use of obsolete measurement techniques;3) Use appropriate or specialized assessment instruments when working with individuals from special populations;
10.36.05.07.htm 10.36.05.07. 07 Client Welfare.. A. A psychologist or psychology associate shall:. 1) Take appropriate steps to disclose to all involved parties conflicts of interest that arise, with respect to a psychologist’s or psychology associate’s clients, in a manner that is consistent with applicable confidentiality requirements; and2) Make arrangements for another appropriate professional to deal with emergency needs of the psychologist’s or psychology associate’s clients as appr
10.36.05.08.htm 10.36.05.08. 08 Confidentiality and Client Records.. A. A psychologist or psychology associate shall:. 1) Maintain confidentiality regarding information obtained from a client in the course of the psychologist’s or psychology associate’s work;2) Discuss the requirements and limitations of confidentiality at the beginning of the professional relationship or at the intake interview;3) Safeguard information obtained in clinical or consulting relationships or evaluative data concern
10.36.05.9999.htm 10.36.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 26, 1992 (19:21 Md. R. 1891). Regulation .05B amended effective June 26, 2000 (27:12 Md. R. 1140) ―. Regulations .01―08 repealed and new Regulations .01―08 adopted effective November 10, 2003 (30:22 Md. R. 1582)Regulation .01 amended effective June 7, 2004 (31:11 Md. R. 857) May 25, 2015 (42:10 Md. R. 684). Regulation .02B amended effective May 25, 2015 (42:10 Md. R. 684).
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