2010 Tennessee Code
Title 63 - Professions Of The Healing Arts
Chapter 11 - Psychologists
Part 2 - General Provisions
63-11-204 - Restrictions on methods of treatment.

63-11-204. Restrictions on methods of treatment.

(a)  Nothing in §§ 63-11-201 63-11-203 shall be construed as permitting the use of those forms of psychotherapy that involve the administration or prescription of drugs or electroshock or in any way infringing upon the practice of medicine as defined in the laws of this state.

(b)  The psychologist or psychological examiner or senior psychological examiner or certified psychological assistant who engages in psychotherapy must establish and maintain effective intercommunication with a psychologically-oriented physician, usually a psychiatrist, to make provision for the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems by a physician with an unlimited license to practice the healing arts in this state.

(c)  A psychologist or psychological examiner or senior psychological examiner or certified psychological assistant must not attempt to diagnose, prescribe for, treat or advise a client with reference to problems or complaints falling outside the boundaries of psychological practice.

(d)  Sections 63-11-203 and 63-11-208(c) and (d) are subject to the limitations of this section.

[Acts 1953, ch. 169, § 2 (Williams, § 7082.2); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 63-1108; Acts 1992, ch. 991, § 25; 2001, ch. 123, §§ 6, 7.]  

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