Indiana Administrative Code
Rule 11 - Code of Professional Conduct
Section 11-4 - Professional practice; fees

Universal Citation: 868 IN Admin Code 11-4

Current through June 21, 2023

Authority: IC 25-33-1-3

Affected: IC 16-39; IC 25-33-1

Sec. 4.

(a) A psychologist shall make advance financial arrangements that are clearly understood by patients or clients. A psychologist shall not exploit recipients of services or payors with respect to fees.

(b) Fees charged shall be reasonable. Factors to be considered in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following:

(1) The difficulty or uniqueness of the service performed and the time, skill, and experience required.

(2) The fee customarily charged in the locality for similar service.

(3) The amount of the fee involved.

(4) The nature and length of the professional relationship with the patient or client.

(5) The experience, reputation, and ability of the practitioner in performing the kind of services involved.

(c) A psychologist may be paid from a source other than the patient or client if the patient or client consents and the arrangement does not compromise the psychologist's responsibility to the patient or client.

(d) In circumstances where professional objectivity could be compromised, a psychologist shall not base fees upon the uncertain outcome of a contingency, whether the contingency be the outcome of litigation or any other occurrence or condition which may or may not develop, occur, or happen.

(e) A psychologist shall not divide a fee for professional services with any individual who is not a partner, employee, or shareholder in a corporation operating the psychology service unless:

(1) the patient or client consents after full disclosure; and

(2) the division of fees is made in proportion to the actual services performed and the responsibility assumed by each practitioner.

(f) The collection of fees utilizing any legal collection procedure is not a violation of the confidentiality of the professional relationship.

State Psychology Board; 868 IAC 1.1-11-4; filed Jun 13, 1986, 10:00 a.m.: 9 IR 2927; errata, 9 IR 2931; filed May 8, 1992, 5:00 p.m.: 15 IR 1958; filed Dec 27, 1993, 9:00 a.m.: 17 IR 1001; filed Apr 24, 2000, 12:43 p.m.: 23 IR 2238; 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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