Board of Ethics Decision The ASHA Board of Ethics has found a speech-language pathologist in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics (2003). By submitting bills to a rehabilitation center for services she did not render and providing services as a speech-language pathologist when she was not a licensed provider, Pamela Paxton of Raleigh, ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decision
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ASHA News   |   July 01, 2015
Board of Ethics Decision
The ASHA Leader, July 2015, Vol. 20, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.20072015.63
The ASHA Leader, July 2015, Vol. 20, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.20072015.63
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found a speech-language pathologist in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics (2003).
By submitting bills to a rehabilitation center for services she did not render and providing services as a speech-language pathologist when she was not a licensed provider, Pamela Paxton of Raleigh, North Carolina, violated the following principles and rules:
Principle of Ethics I: Individuals shall honor their responsibility to hold paramount the welfare of persons they serve professionally or participants in research and scholarly activities, and shall treat animals involved in research in a humane manner.
Principle I, Rule M: 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.
Principle III, Rule A: Individuals shall not misrepresent their credentials, competence, education, training, experience, or scholarly or research contributions.
Principle III, Rule E: Individuals’ statements to the public shall provide accurate information about the nature and management of communication disorders, about the professions, about professional services, and about research and scholarly activities.
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 should not engage in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or sexual harassment or any other forms of conduct that adversely reflect on the professions or on the individual’s fitness to serve persons professionally.
The sanction is withholding of membership and certification until Jan. 1, 2018, with reinstatement to the Board of Ethics required, effective April 21, 2015.
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