Indiana Administrative Code
Rule 11 - Code of Professional Conduct
Section 11-1 - Relationship with the public

Universal Citation: 868 IN Admin Code 11-1

Current through June 21, 2023

Authority: IC 25-33-1-3

Affected: IC 25-33-1

Sec. 1.

(a) When a psychologist pays, receives payment from, or divides fees with another professional other than in an employer-employee relationship, the payment to each psychologist is based on the services (clinical, consultative, administrative, or other) provided and is not based on the referral itself.

(b) A psychologist shall not knowingly offer to render services to any person or group already receiving similar services from another professional unless that other professional relationship has been terminated or the earlier involved professional is aware of and agrees to the new relationship. Appropriate concurrent or collaborative services are not prohibited.

(c) A psychologist shall not engage, directly or through agents, in uninvited, in-person solicitation of business from actual or potential patients or clients or other persons who, because of their particular circumstances, are vulnerable to undue influence.

(d) Advertisements for professional services and other public statements:

(1) must not contain false, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive information;

(2) must not misinterpret facts or statements; and

(3) must fully disclose all relevant information.

(e) A psychologist shall not solicit testimonials from current clients or patients or other persons who, because of their particular circumstances, are vulnerable to undue influence.

(f) A psychologist may claim a psychology degree as credentials for psychological work only if the psychology degree was earned from a degree program approved by the board as a psychology program in a recognized institution of higher learning.

(g) A psychologist may not suggest or imply sponsorship of the [sic.] his or her activities by professional associations or organizational affiliations.

(h) A psychologist who offers workshops, courses, and seminars to the public must ensure that the public announcements are accurate and not misleading.

(i) If a psychologist advertises a fee for a service, the psychologist must render that service for no more than the fee advertised. The psychologist shall be bound by that fee until the next succeeding issue of the publication, or, if the publication has no fixed date for the publication of a succeeding issue, the psychologist shall be bound by the representation made for one (1) year. If the fee advertisement is made by radio, cable, or television, the psychologist shall be bound by the representations made for a period of ninety (90) days after each broadcast.

(j) A psychologist shall not aid or abet another person in:

(1) misrepresenting the person's professional credentials; or

(2) illegally engaging in the practice of psychology.

State Psychology Board; Rule 12.1; filed Jul 13, 1979, 9:07 a.m.: 2 IR 1136; filed Apr 25, 1983, 8:54 a.m.: 6 IR 1090; filed Jun 13, 1986, 10:00 a.m.: 9 IR 2926; filed May 8, 1992, 5:00 p.m.: 15 IR 1957; filed Dec 27, 1993, 9:00 a.m.: 17 IR 999; readopted filed Apr 23, 2001, 11:30 a.m.: 24 IR 2896; readopted filed Oct 4, 2007, 3:32 p.m.: 20071031-IR-868070065RFA; readopted filed November 25, 2013, 9:24 a.m.: 20131225-IR-868130289RFA

Readopted filed 11/25/2019, 12:24 p.m.: 20191225-IR-868190190RFA

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