Code Of Ethics/Conduct
Code of Ethics
Any health care practitioner within the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners who is in practice will be expected to follow this Code of Ethics and to conduct him/herself in such a manner as to uphold and maintain the high standards of their profession. This code of Ethics is divided into three sections and the health practitioner is expected to observe all the parts of this Code of Ethics is divided into three sections and the health practitioner is expected to observe all parts of this Code of Ethics at all times. These three sections govern the attitude and behaviour of health practitioner toward clients, the general public, and fellow memebers of society.
The Health Practitioners and the Client
The member must recignize that the primary obligation is toward the client and at all times must practice his/her skills to the best of his/her ability for the benefit of the client. The comfort and welfare of the client must always have priority over any other requirement.
Consultation, assessment and treatment should only be carried out with the full consent of the client (or the parent or guardian in the case of minors).
Any knowledge gained during consultation and assessment, or in the course of the professional treatment must not be divulged to anyone without the client's consent, except as required by law.
A memeber of the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners, must not deliberately mislead, for his/her own gain a client seeking advice or treatment.
All reasonable care must be taken to ensure adequate hygiene, quality of materials supplied and safety of equipment use.
In general a member of the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners, will accept for treatment, clients with chronic rather acute condtions or disorders.
The Health Practitioner and the Public
The memeber's premises or clinic should be maintained in such a condition as to reflect credit to their profession.
Treatment tables and other related furniture must be sturdy and safe. They should be kept clean and disinfected.
Table tops and other work surfaces must have an impervious surface which can be cleaned and disinfected after each session. Clean sheets and towels should be used for each new client.
Good records should be maintained so that continuity of client care is possible and case history information can be made available to another therapist should the need arise.
These records should include updated progress reports and records of treatment, including datesof attendance. These records should be clear and legible to any other therapist.
To Disseminate Information
Members should encourage understanding and further the case of holistic practices with the general public, press, doctors, and politicians.
Code of Conduct
That you have qualified from an approved training establishment.
That you undertaken to abide by the Code of Ethics, Conduct, and Practice.
That you pay the annual renewal fee to maintain your name on the register, and to remain in good standing with the board.
That you agree to engage in appropriate post-graduate studies each year to keep abreast of new knowledge and/or develpments and skill acquisition (minimum 4 days). Copies of workshop certificates to be submitted upon renewal.
That you conduct yourself in a manner befitting a professional Health Care Practitioner, and do not bring the profession into disrepute.
That you maintain professional Malpractice (errors and ommissions) insurance and public liability insurance at all times.
That your practice rooms are clean and tidy as well as being well-suited to the therapy practised.
That any advertising in which you engage does not claim superior skill or knowledge vis a vis other practitioners.
That you do not attempt to treat conditions beyond your level of training and do refer clients/patients to their own doctors.
That you seek to make and maintain professional relationships with your client's doctor whenever possible, seeking his/her support and treatment.