ASHA News: Board of Ethics Decision The ASHA Board of Ethics has found Courtney A. Stewart of Baton Rouge, La., a certified audiologist, in violation of the following principles and rules of the Association's Code of Ethics (2010): Principle of Ethics I:Individuals shall honor their responsibility to hold paramount the welfare of persons they serve professionally ... ASHA News
ASHA News  |   March 01, 2013
ASHA News: Board of Ethics Decision
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2013
ASHA News: Board of Ethics Decision
The ASHA Leader, March 2013, Vol. 18, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.18032013.58
The ASHA Leader, March 2013, Vol. 18, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.18032013.58
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found Courtney A. Stewart of Baton Rouge, La., a certified audiologist, in violation of the following principles and rules of the Association's Code of Ethics (2010):
Principle of Ethics I:Individuals shall honor their responsibility to hold paramount the welfare of persons they serve professionally or who are participants in research and scholarly activities, and they shall treat animals involved in research in a humane manner.
Principle I, Rule M:Individuals shall adequately maintain and appropriately secure records of professional services rendered, research and scholarly activities conducted, and products dispensed, and they shall allow access to these records only when authorized or when required by law.
Principle of Ethics III: Individuals shall honor their responsibility to the public by promoting public understanding of the professions, by supporting the development of services designed to fulfill the unmet needs of the public, and by providing accurate information in all communications involving any aspect of the professions, including the dissemination of research findings and scholarly activities, and the promotion, marketing and advertising of products and services.
Principle III, Rule D: Individuals shall not misrepresent research, diagnostic information, services rendered, results of services rendered, products dispensed or the effects of products dispensed.
Principle III, Rule E:Individuals shall not defraud or engage in any scheme to defraud in connection with obtaining payment, reimbursement, or grants for services rendered, research conducted, or products dispensed.
Principle of Ethics IV:Individuals shall honor their responsibilities to the professions and their relationships with colleagues, students, and members of other professions and disciplines.
Principle IV, Rule C:Individuals shall not engage in dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.
The sanction is revocation of membership and certification for 30 months, effective Jan. 16, 2013.
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