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Code of Ethics

Client Relationship

  • I shall endeavor to serve the best interests of my clients at all times and to provide the highest quality service possible.
  • I shall maintain clear and honest communications with my clients and shall keep client communications confidential.
  • I shall acknowledge the limitations of my skills and, when necessary, refer clients to the appropriate qualified health care professional.
  • No engage in sexual contact with a current patient if the contact commences after the practitioner/patient relationship is established.
  • No engage in sexual contact with a former patient unless a period of six (6) months has elapsed since the date that the professional relationship ended.
  • No engage in sexual contact with a former patient unless a period of six (6) months has elapsed since the date that the professional relationship ended. A sexual relationship must not exploit the trust established during the professional relationship.
  • Professionalism

  • I shall maintain the highest standards of professional conduct, providing services in an ethical and professional manner in relation to my clientele, business associates, health care professionals, and the general public.
  • I shall respect the rights of all ethical practitioners and will cooperate with all health care professionals in a friendly and professional manner.
  • I shall refrain from the use of any mind-altering drugs, alcohol, or intoxicants prior to or during professional sessions.
  • I shall always dress in a professional manner, proper dress being defined as attire suitable and consistent with accepted business and professional practice.
  • I shall not be affiliated with or employed by any business that utilizes any from of sexual suggestiveness or explicit sexuality in its advertising or promotion of services, or in the practice of its services.
  • Scope of Practice/Appropriate Techniques

  • I shall provide services within the scope of the National Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia, and the limits of my training. I will not employ those Asian Bodyworkers for which I have not had adequate training and shall represent my education, training, qualifications and abilities honestly.
  • I shall be conscious of the intent of the services that I am providing and shall be aware of the practice with good judgment regarding the application of Asian Bodywork.
  • I shall not perform manipulations or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, diagnose, prescribe or provide any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, podiatry, orthopedics, psychotherapy, acupuncture, dermatology, cosmetology, or any other profession or branch of medicine unless specifically licensed to do so.
  • I shall be thoroughly educated and understand the physiological effects of the specific Asian Bodywork utilized in order to determine whether such application is contraindicated and/or to determine the most beneficial techniques to apply to a given individual. I shall not apply Asian Bodywork in those cases where they may be contraindicated without a written referral from the client's primary care provider.
  • I agree to adhere to the specified boundaries. If for some reason the client cannot adhere to the boundaries, the therapist has the right to refuse to treat.

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