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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 3TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 79UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
RULE §79.2Lack of Diligence

(a) A licensee shall:

  (1) conform to the generally accepted standards of care of the profession;

  (2) properly evaluate a patient;

  (3) protect a patient's privacy, dignity, safety, and confidential records;

  (4) timely transfer a patient's records;

  (5) timely refer a patient to another appropriate health care provider for a condition outside the scope of practice;

  (6) timely refer a patient to an appropriate health care provider when the licensee determines that the patient suffers from a condition within the scope of practice but requires a diagnosis or treatment that exceeds the licensee's abilities; and

  (7) adequately supervise students and recent graduates.

(b) A licensee may not:

  (1) perform or attempt to perform procedures for which the licensee is untrained;

  (2) delegate responsibilities to an untrained individual;

  (3) physically harm or allow physical harm to an individual;

  (4) abandon a patient without reasonable cause and adequate notice; or

  (5) expose an individual to unsafe or unsanitary conditions.

(c) A licensee who violates this section is subject to disciplinary action.


Source Note: The provisions of this §79.2 adopted to be effective March 12, 2020, 45 TexReg 1716

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