Individuals shall honor
their responsibility to hold paramount the welfare of persons they serve professionally.
Rules of Ethics
shall provide all services competently.
Individuals shall use every resource, including referral when appropriate, to ensure that
quality service is provided.
shall not discriminate in the delivery of professional services on the basis of race,
sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or handicapping
(d) Individuals shall fully inform
the persons they serve of the nature and possible effects of services rendered and
(e) Individuals shall
evaluate the effectiveness of services rendered and of products dispensed and shall
provide services or dispense products only when benefit can reasonably be
(f) Individuals shall not guarantee
the results or any treatment of procedure, directly or by implication; however, they may
make a reasonable statement of prognosis.
Individuals shall not evaluate or treat speech, language, or hearing disorders solely by
(h) Individuals shall
maintain adequate records of professional services rendered and products dispensed and
shall allow access to these records when appropriately authorized.
(i) Individuals shall not reveal, without
authorization, any professional or personal information about the person served
professionally, unless required by law to do so, or unless doing so is necessary to
protect the welfare of the person or of the community.
(j) Individuals shall not charge for services not
rendered, nor shall they misrepresent, in any fashion, services rendered or products
(k) Individuals shall use persons
in research or as subjects of teaching demonstrations only with their informed
Individuals shall withdraw from
professional practice when substance abuse or an emotional or mental disability may
adversely affect the quality of services they render.
Author: David Savage