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Rule Title: UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
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Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter: BOARD OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS
Subchapter: Unprofessional Conduct
 
Latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

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24.222.2301    UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

(1) The board defines "unprofessional conduct" for licensees as follows:

(a) practicing beyond the scope of practice encompassed by the license;

(b) practicing beyond the level of practice for which the licensee is trained;

(c) accepting and performing occupational responsibilities, which the licensee knows or has reason to know that the licensee is not competent to perform;

(d) failing to refer patient or client to qualified professional when such advice or service is called for;

(e) violating statutory child abuse and elderly abuse reporting requirements;

(f) guaranteeing the results of any speech or hearing therapeutic procedure;

(g) failing to adequately supervise auxiliary staff to the extent that the client's health or safety is at risk;

(h) failing to report the unsafe practice of speech-language pathology or audiology to the board, or to the appropriate facility;

(i) failing to report unlicensed practice of speech-language pathology or audiology to the board, or to the appropriate facility;

(j) allowing aides and assistants to perform functions not allowed under the board's rules; and

(k) failing to provide appropriate supervision to aides and assistants and services to clients.

History: 37-1-131, 37-1-319, 37-15-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-316, 37-15-202, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 2194, Eff. 12/22/89; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 2976, Eff. 11/8/96; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2284; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2413, Eff. 10/6/06; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1833, Eff. 10/18/13


 

 
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