Board of Ethics Decision The ASHA Board of Ethics found speech-language pathologist Ryan Catlan of Alamogordo, New Mexico, in violation of ASHA’s Code of Ethics (2010). By showing no evidence of compliance with orders to seek counseling for alcohol abuse and to seek help for depression, he violated: Principle of Ethics I: Individuals shall ... ASHA News
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ASHA News   |   September 01, 2015
Board of Ethics Decision
The ASHA Leader, September 2015, Vol. 20, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.20092015.59
The ASHA Leader, September 2015, Vol. 20, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.20092015.59
The ASHA Board of Ethics found speech-language pathologist Ryan Catlan of Alamogordo, New Mexico, in violation of ASHA’s Code of Ethics (2010).
By showing no evidence of compliance with orders to seek counseling for alcohol abuse and to seek help for depression, he violated:
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 Q: Individuals whose professional services are adversely affected by substance abuse or other health-related conditions shall seek professional assistance and, where appropriate, withdraw from the affected areas of practice.
By his conviction of cruelty to animals, harassment of his neighbor, intimidation of a witness, and illegal possession of firearms, he violated:
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 A: Individuals shall uphold the dignity and autonomy of the professions, maintain harmonious interprofessional and intraprofessional relationships, and accept the professions’ self-imposed standards.
As evidenced by violating multiple, explicit court orders, he violated:
Principle IV, Rule C: Individuals shall not engage in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
By having multiple criminal convictions and violating multiple, explicit court orders, including failure to obtain appropriate treatments, he violated:
Principle IV, Rule E: Individuals shall not engage in any other form of conduct that adversely reflects on the professions or on the individual’s fitness to serve persons professionally.
The sanction imposed is withholding of membership and certification for 10 Years, effective April 28, 2015.
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