Code of Ethics
Ethical behaviour is at the
core of every profession. On Wednesday, May 4, 2005, the Canadian
Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
(CASLPA) adopted a new code of ethics, setting forth fundamental
values, principles and standards to guide members' professional
conduct and to help maintain public accountability and credibility.
The CASLPA code of ethics was last revised in
1992. In light of new developments and new forms of practice,
it has now been revised following consultation with the full
membership and an extensive two-year review by a task force
committee. The Code governs all CASLPA members and requires
that they observe the values of integrity, professionalism,
caring and respect, high standards and continuing competency.
It also addresses core standards which must be adhered to, including
business practices, conflict of interest, records, research,
privacy and other elements. The standards within the Code are
also the standards that form the basis of actions and decisions
of the CASLPA ethics committee.
The use of the masculine form throughout this document is intended
only to make reading easier.
the CASLPA Code of Ethics