Telepathic Moral Laws

Telepathic Moral Laws

1st Moral Law
An officer will not invade the mind of another without permission or very good defendable cause (defined later).

2nd Moral Law
A Counselor can use his/her abilities in a therapy setting only if the patient is willing and has submitted themselves to a full evaluation or treatment.

3rd Moral Law
An officer or Counselor may use their abilities in a first contact setting in a empathic manner only, no unauthorized entry of the mind will be allowed unless…
The group in question is obviously hostile
Communication is impossible and the group in question may get hostile
The other group is telepathic and that is the only means of communication
the other group makes initial telepathic contact.

4th Moral Law
Full telepathic abilities may be used in combat only if the other has signified the intent of no mercy or the combatants only communicate by telepathy.

5th Moral Law
Under no circumstances whatsoever should 'mind blasting' be used unless the ultimate security of the Federation is at stake or the Prime Directive is threatened an NO other course is available.

6th Moral Law
Only general empathy may be used in Interrogations, no exceptions excluding the direct orders of the top command of Starfleet.

7th Moral Law
An officer may use telepathy or mind-meld if it is absolutely necessary to sustain the life of an un-responsive individual. A Doctor or other qualified person MUST be present.

8th Moral Law
Telepathy may only be used in negotiating only if all sides are informed and agree, or the negotiations can turn hostile with relative ease and one or more sides absolutely cannot be trusted.

9th Moral law
No officer may be forced into using their abilities if they do not wish to (including mind melds).

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