A. The ethical responsibilities of a licensed perfusionist include, but are not limited to, compliance with the principles set forth in ßB of this regulation.
B. A licensed perfusionist:
(a) Practice medically acceptable methods of treatment and may not endeavor to practice beyond the competence and the authority vested in the perfusionist by the physician;
(i) Known illegal, unethical, or incompetent conduct; or
(ii) In good faith, suspected illegal, unethical, or incompetent conduct;
(c) Respect the patientís rights and dignity;
(d) Maintain patient confidentiality and protect privileged information;
(e) Place the patientís best interest ahead of all else;
(f) Guard against conflicts of interest including avoiding those involving financial or personal gain;
(g) Uphold the dignity and honor of the profession and abide by its ethical principles; and
(h) Be familiar with existing state and federal laws governing the practice of perfusion and comply with those laws; and
(2) May not:
(a) Delegate any perfusion duty to an individual not having the appropriate training and skill to undertake such responsibility;
(b) Falsify documentation on patient records; and
(c) Falsify reports submitted to the Board.
C. All services shall be provided with respect for the dignity of the patient, unrestricted by considerations of:
(1) Social or economic status;
(2) Personal attributes; or
(3) The nature of health problems.
D. A breach of ethical principles may be considered immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of perfusion.