RULES OF CONDUCT

 

PREMISE STATEMENT

The provision of effective quality care while respecting the rights of the client, shall be the primary consideration of each member of the profession.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE CLIENT

1.1

Myopractic Therapists shall respect the client’s rights, dignity, needs, wishes and values.

1.2

Myopractic Therapists may not refuse care to any client on grounds of race, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, social or health status.

1.3

Myopractic Therapists must respect the client’s or surrogate’s rights to be informed about the effects of treatment and inherent risks.

1.4

Myopractic Therapists must give clients or surrogates the opportunity to consent to or decline treatment or alterations in the treatment regime.

1.5

Myopractic Therapists shall confine themselves to clinical diagnosis and management in those aspects of Myopractic Therapy in which they have been educated and which are recognized by the profession.

1.6

Myopractic Therapists shall assume full responsibility for all care they provide.

1.7

Myopractic Therapists shall not treat clients when the medical diagnosis or clinical condition indicates that the commencement or continuation of Myopractic Therapy is not warranted or is contraindicated.

1.8

Myopractic Therapists shall request consultation with, or refer clients to, colleagues or members of other health profession when, in the opinion of the Myopractic Therapist, such action is in the best interest of the client.

1.9

Myopractic Therapists shall document the client’s history and relevant subjective information, the Myopractic Therapists’s objective findings, clinical diagnosis, treatment plan and procedures, explanation to the client,  progress notes and discharge summary.

1.10

Myopractic Therapists shall respect all client information as confidential. Such information shall not be communicated to any person without the consent of the client or surrogate except when required by law.

1.11

Myopractic Therapists, with the client’s or surrogate’s consent, may delegate specific aspects of the care of that client to a person deemed by the Myopractic Therapist to be competent to carry out the care safely and effectively.

1.12

Myopractic Therapists are responsible for all duties they delegate to personnel under their supervision.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES TO SOCIETY

2.1

Myopractic Therapists shall recognize their responsibility to improve standards of health care.

2.2

Myopractic Therapists shall comply with all laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of Myopractic Therapy.

2.3

Myopractic Therapists shall report, to the appropriate authorities, any member of the profession who appears to be incompetent or whose conduct while practising as a Myopractic Therapist appears to be unethical or illegal.

2.4

Where a direct fee is charged, Myopractic Therapistsshall inform clients, in advance, of the fee which will be commensurate with the service provided.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE PROFESSION

3.1

Members shall abide by the policies of the Association and support its mission.

3.2

Myopractic Therapists shall conduct themselves in such a manner as to merit the respect of the society for the profession and its members.

3.3

Myopractic Therapists shall engage in continuing education for growth and development.

3.4

Myopractic Therapists shall advance the science of Myopractic Therapy by sharing relevant information and by supporting, or engaging in, research activities.

3.5

Myopractic Therapists shall be responsible for ensuring that research protocols respect the rights of research subjects and are in compliance with standards accepted by the scientific community.

3.6

Myopractic Therapists shall be willing and diligent preceptors in the education of Myopractic students.

3.7

Myopractic Therapists shall ensure that their professional judgement and integrity are not compromised by motives of profit.

3.8

Myopractic Therapists shall enter into contracts and agreements, only when professional integrity can be maintained.

3.9

Myopractic Therapists shall ensure that any advertising of their services is accurate, verifiable and acceptable according to the legal, social, and professional norms of the times, and does not bring the profession into disrepute.

 

Appendix to 1.5

Myopractic Therapists are responsible for recognizing and practising within their levels of competence.

The clinical diagnosis is established by taking a history and conducting a physical and functional examination. The identification of the patients problems and the Myopractic management is based on this diagnosis in  conjunction with an understanding of pertinent biopsychosocial factors. This rule does not restrict the expansion of the scope of the Myopractic practice.

 

The term “Myopractic Therapist” may be replaced by the term “Myopractor”.