(1) In reporting assessment results, counselors and social workers shall indicate any reservations that exist regarding validity or reliability, because of the circumstances of the assessment or the inappropriateness of the norms for the person tested.
(2) Counselors and social workers shall exercise caution when interpreting the results of research instruments possessing insufficient technical data to support respondent results. The specific purposes for the use of such instruments shall be stated explicitly to the examinee.
(3) Counselors and social workers who provide test scoring and test interpretation services to support the assessment process shall confirm the validity of such interpretations. They shall accurately describe the purpose, norms, validity, reliability, and applications of the procedures and any special qualifications applicable to their use. The public offering of an automated test interpretation service is considered a professional-to-professional consultation. The formal responsibility of the consultant is to the consultee, but the ultimate and overriding responsibility is to the client.