Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics has found two members certified in speech-language pathology in violation of the ASHA Code of Ethics (2010). By fraudulently billing for services and claiming provision of services when not physically present, Amy Jean Cameron, of Lansing, Michigan, violated the following principles and rules: Principle I: ... ASHA News
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ASHA News   |   January 01, 2015
Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, January 2015, Vol. 20, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.20012015.60
The ASHA Leader, January 2015, Vol. 20, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.20012015.60
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found two members certified in speech-language pathology in violation of the ASHA Code of Ethics (2010).
By fraudulently billing for services and claiming provision of services when not physically present, Amy Jean Cameron, of Lansing, Michigan, violated the following principles and rules:
Principle 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 O: Individuals shall not charge for services not rendered, nor shall they misrepresent services rendered, products dispensed, or research and scholarly activities conducted.
Principle 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 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 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 ASHA membership and certification for 24 months, effective Oct. 20, 2014.
By supervising and cosigning for services provided by an unlicensed provisional speech-language pathologist and allowing an unlicensed provisional speech-language pathologist to provide services without appropriate credentials, Joseph Garcia of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, violated the following principles and rules:
Principle 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 D: Individuals shall not misrepresent the credentials of assistants, technicians, support personnel, students, Clinical Fellows, or any others under their supervision, and they shall inform those they serve professionally of the name and professional credentials of persons providing services.
Principle 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 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 B: Individuals shall prohibit anyone under their supervision from engaging in any practice that violates the Code of Ethics.
Principle IV, Rule C: Individuals shall not engage in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
The sanction is censure of membership and certification.
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