Board of Ethics Issues Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics has found two speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. Michelle A. Sherrill-Kowalski, of Lansing, Mich., through inappropriate use of the designation “CCC-SLP” during a period in which she did not possess certification in speech-language pathology, violated the following principle and rule ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Issues Decisions
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ASHA News   |   July 01, 2014
Board of Ethics Issues Decisions
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.19072014.59
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.19072014.59
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found two speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics.
Michelle A. Sherrill-Kowalski, of Lansing, Mich., through inappropriate use of the designation “CCC-SLP” during a period in which she did not possess certification in speech-language pathology, violated the following principle and rule of the Code of Ethics (2003, 2010):
Principle III, Rule A: Individuals shall not misrepresent their credentials, competence, education, training, experience, or scholarly or research contributions.
The sanction is censure, effective April 16, 2014.
Inge Anema of New Paltz, N.Y., by misrepresenting supervised research findings presented at the 2012 ASHA Convention and based on human subject research conducted without Institutional Review Board approval; engaging volunteers in an informed consent process for research that involves human subjects in the absence of an IRB-approved consent process; intentionally disregarding and neglecting the protocol established by the university’s IRB and Human Research Ethics Board and the federal Office of Human Research Protection, and by proceeding with conducting an unapproved research project; and by directing students for whom she had research oversight and mentoring responsibilities to proceed with gathering and reporting data involving human subject research without IRB approval, thus compromising her integrity as a mentor and research professional, violated the following principles and rules of the Code of Ethics (2010):
Principle I, Rule O: Individuals shall not charge for services not rendered, nor shall they misrepresent services rendered, products dispensed, or research and scholarly activities conducted.
Principle I, Rule P: Individuals shall enroll and include persons as participants in research or teaching demonstrations only if their participation is voluntary, without coercion, and with their informed consent.
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 IV, Rule B: Individuals shall prohibit anyone under their supervision from engaging in any practice that violates the Code of Ethics.
The sanction is suspension of membership and certification for 12 months, effective May 9, 2014.
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