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Chapter 53-5 STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

Rule 53-5-.01 Standards of Practice

(1) Licensees shall neither practice nor condone discrimination on the basis of race, creed, national origin, sex, age, handicap, disease entity; social status, financial status or religious affiliation.
(2) Licensees shall provide competent care consistent with both the requirements and the limitation of their profession.
(3) Licensees shall preserve the confidentiality of privileged information and shall not release such information to a third party not involved in the patient's care unless the person consents to such release or release is permitted or required by law.
(4) Licensees shall comply with applicable local, state, and federal laws.
(5) Licensees shall report illegal or unethical practice pertaining to athletic training to the appropriate person or authority.
(6) Licensees shall not practice when their ability is impaired by the use of drugs or alcohol.
(7) Licensees shall not misrepresent in any manner, either directly or indirectly, their skills, training, professional credentials, identity or services.
(8) Licensees shall provide only those services for which they are qualified via education and/or experience and by pertinent legal regulatory process.
(9) Licensees shall provide services, make referrals, and seek compensation only for those services that are necessary and appropriate
(10) Licensees employing, supervising, or evaluating the performance of other staff members shall fulfill such responsibility in a fair, considerate, and equitable manner, on the basis of clearly enunciated criteria.
(11) Licensees shall educate those whom they supervise in the practice of athletic training with regard to the Standards of Practice and encourage their adherence to it.
(12) Whenever possible, licensees are encouraged to participate and support others in the conduct and communication of research and educational activities that may contribute knowledge for improved patient care, patient, or student education, and the growth of athletic training as a profession.
(13) When licensees are researchers or educators, they shall maintain and promote ethical conduct in research and educational activities.
(14) Licensees shall charge only for their services rendered.

Rule 53-5-.02 Repealed