21 NCAC 64 .0305             PRINCIPLE OF ETHICS IV

(a)  Licensees shall maintain objectivity in all matters concerning the welfare of persons served professionally.

(1)           Products associated with professional practice must be dispensed to the person served as a part of a program of comprehensive habilitative care.

(2)           Fees established for professional services must be independent of whether a product is dispensed.

(3)           Persons served must be provided freedom of choice for the source of services and products.

(4)           Price information about professional services rendered and products dispensed must be disclosed by providing to or posting for persons served a complete schedule of fees and charges in advance of rendering services, which schedule differentiates between fees for professional services and charges for products dispensed.

(5)           Products dispensed to the persons served must be evaluated to determine effectiveness for that person.

(b)  Ethical Proscriptions.  Licensees must not participate in activities that constitute a conflict of professional interest.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑304(a)(3);

Eff. November 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 4, 2016.