24.219.1011 INFORMED CONSENT IN THE USE OF ASSESSMENT AND TESTING INSTRUMENTS
(1) Prior to assessment, counselors and social workers shall explain the nature and purposes of assessment and the specific use of results in language the client (or other legally authorized person on behalf of the client) can understand, unless an explicit exception to this right has been agreed upon in advance. Regardless of whether scoring and interpretation are completed by counselors and social workers, by assistants, or by computer or other outside services, counselors and social workers shall take reasonable steps to ensure that appropriate explanations are given to the client.
(2) The examinee's welfare, explicit understanding, and prior agreement shall determine the recipients of test results. Counselors and social workers shall include accurate and appropriate interpretations with any release of individual or group test results.
History: 37-17-104, MCA; IMP, 37-17-104, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2153, Eff. 10/14/11.