A. In General.
(1) A psychologist shall be fully responsible for the psychologistís professional decisions and professional actions;
(2) A psychologist and psychology associate shall be jointly responsible for the psychology associateís 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 granted by another authority for the practice of psychology has been limited, restricted, suspended, revoked, or subjected to other disciplinary action by the particular licensing or granting authority;
(b) Provide psychological services only in the context of clear professional and scientific relationships and roles accepted by the standard of practice of the discipline of psychology;
(c) Make known the psychologistís or psychology associateís commitment to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and resolve potential conflicts with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct in a responsible manner;
(d) Treat all individuals in a fair and objective manner without discrimination based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, disability, socioeconomic status, or another basis proscribed by law;
(e) Interact with individuals in the workplace in a respectful manner without engaging in behavior that is harassing or demeaning; and
(f) Comply with a Board order.
(4) A psychologist or psychology associate may not:
(a) Knowingly or willfully destroy, damage, alter, obliterate, or otherwise obscure a medical record or billing record or other information about a patient in an effort to conceal the information from use as evidence in an administrative, civil, or criminal proceeding;
(b) Intimidate or influence an individual to withhold or change testimony in hearings or proceedings before the Board or those otherwise delegated to the Office of Administrative Hearings;
(c) Hinder, prevent, or otherwise delay an individual from making information available to the Board in furtherance of an investigation of the Board; or
(d) Take credit for work the psychologist or psychology associate has not actually performed or supervised.
B. Supervision. A psychologist shall:
(1) Be responsible for the actions of those the psychologist supervises; and
(2) Ensure that those the psychologist employs act in accordance with the Maryland Psychologists Act and the provisions of this chapter.
C. Research. A psychologist or psychology associate shall:
(1) Respect the dignity and protect the welfare of research subjects, and comply with all relevant statutes, regulations, and institutional and administrative rules concerning treatment of research subjects;
(2) Take responsibility for the ethical treatment of research participants by collaborators, supervisees, and employees;
(3) Acquire, care for, use and dispose of animals in compliance with laws, regulations, and applicable professional standards;
(4) Ensure appropriate consideration of the comfort, health and humane treatment of animals used in research;
(5) Make clear, either as a researcher or a writer, the nature of the participation, as well as the costs and the psychologist's obligations to be accepted by research participants;
(6) Obtain required approval from host institutions before conducting research; and
(7) Report research findings accurately, presenting only the psychologistís or psychology associateís work or making appropriate citations when needed.
D. Teaching. A psychologist or psychology associate shall ensure that statements in course catalogs, seminar brochures, and course outlines are accurate and not misleading, particularly in terms of the:
(1) Subject matter to be covered;
(2) Nature of course experiences; and
(3) Basis for evaluating performance.