As a Natural Health Practitioner, I hereby commit to uphold my values and integrity to the highest standards by following the code outlined below:
Demonstrate commitment to provide the highest quality alternative health and wellness service to those who seek my professional service
Conduct myself in a professional and ethical manner in relation to my clients, fellow practitioners and colleagues and the general public so as to comply with the highest standards of moral behavior & integrity and to uphold the dignity and status of my profession under all circumstances.
Share professional knowledge, research, and experiences with fellow practitioners and colleagues to support the advancement of the services I provide.
Treat clients in accordance with holistic principles (recommend treatment based upon the specific needs of the client) and render professional services for no other purposes than the total well being of my clients.
Educate clients in the quality and availability of true complementary products and health services.
Refrain from engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual activities involving clients.
Recognize that my primary obligation is always to the client and agree to practice to the best of my ability for my client’s benefit. My client’s comfort, welfare and health must always have priority.
Provide clients with informed consent/disclosure statement and information that includes training, certification, scope of practice, payment structure, benefits, limitations and expectations of both the practitioner and client.
Endeavor to serve the best interests of my clients at all times by providing the highest quality of service and I shall undertake continuing education and improve upon my practitioner skills and professional standards whenever possible.
Provide services within the scope and the limits of my training. I will not employ techniques for which I have not had adequate training and shall represent my education, training, qualifications and abilities honestly. I shall acknowledge the limitations of my skills and when necessary, refer clients to the appropriate qualified professionals.
Not diagnose, prescribe or provide any service, which requires a license to practice unless specifically licensed to do.
Maintain client confidentiality and not divulge to anyone the findings I acquire during consultation, or in the course of professional recommendations, without my clients consent except when required by law.
Support other Consultants at all times and shall never criticize, condemn or otherwise denigrate other Consultants in the presence of a client or other lay persons.
Respect the rights of other healthcare professionals and natural health practitioners and will cooperate with all health care professionals in a friendly and professional manner.
Where another Consultant refers a client to me, I shall return such clients to the original Consultant when the specified recommendation is completed. I will not denigrate another Consultants recommendations.
Not make false claims regarding the potential benefits of complementary services and shall actively participate in educating the public regarding the actual benefits of complementary health services.
Not give guarantees regarding the results of any recommendations, nor exploit a client for financial gain through inferences or misrepresentation of any sort.
Practice honesty in advertising, promote my services ethically and in good taste, and practice and or advertise only those skills for which I have received adequate training or certification.
Maintain my premises in a hygienic condition, and ensure that my premises offer my Clients sufficient privacy.
Maintain complete records of each Client, including specific details of my recommendations.
Refrain from the use of any mind-altering drugs, alcohol, or intoxicants prior to or during a professional wellness consultation or while representing any of the associations I am a member of.
Dress in a professional manner, proper dress being defined as the attire suitable and consistent with accepted professional practice.
Represent a united front to the public and refrain from criticism of colleagues either in writing or verbally before clients or the general public.
Shall, upon being found to have transgressed any of the By-laws of the associations I am an active member of, and/or this Code of Ethics voluntarily surrender and return my membership certificate to the appropriate Associations.
I commit my knowledge, skills, and intention to serve the best interests and wellbeing of my clients.
I will treat my clients with respect, dignity, and compassion at all times.
I will value and respect the trust that society has vested in me as a natural health professional by being accountable and responsible in the practice of my profession.
I acknowledge that I am a facilitator of the health and wellbeing of my clients.
I make this pledge with integrity, good conscience, and goodwill.