Board of Ethics Decisions The Board of Ethics has found a member in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics (2010). By her guilty plea to misdemeanor charge of offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree on June 27, 2012, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decisions
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ASHA News   |   June 01, 2015
Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.20062015.59
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.20062015.59
The Board of Ethics has found a member in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics (2010).
By her guilty plea to misdemeanor charge of offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree on June 27, 2012, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, and by testimony presented at the Further Consideration Hearing on Nov. 12, 2013, Deena K. Bernstein of Lawrence, New York, a member certified in speech-language pathology, violated:
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 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 suspension of membership and certification for 24 months, effective March 17, 2015.
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