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(1) For the purpose of implementing the provisions of 37-1-307, MCA, and in addition to the provisions of 37-1-316, MCA, the board defines "unprofessional conduct" as follows:

(a) failure to report to the board facts known to the licensed individual regarding the unlicensed or otherwise illegal practice of clinical laboratory science in the state of Montana;

(b) practice beyond the scope of practice encompassed by the license;

(c) failure by a licensed supervisor of a clinical laboratory technician to be accessible at all times that testing is being performed by the technician in order to provide on-site, telephonic or electronic consultation;

(d) assault or abuse of a patient;

(e) inaccurately recording, falsifying or otherwise altering any laboratory test.

(f) failure to provide proof of current licensure upon inspection of clinical laboratory science licenses by the board or its designated or contracted representative; or

(g) failure to comply with other state or federal statutes or rules regulating the practice of clinical laboratory science.

History: 37-1-131, 37-1-319, 37-34-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-307, 37-1-316, 37-1-319, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 2766, Eff. 11/25/93; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1296, Eff. 5/10/96; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 1485; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 629, Eff. 4/11/08.

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