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Code of Ethics

In providing services to the public, ACSLPA members are required to act in the best interests of their clients. Members are bound by the Code of Ethics and ACSLPA’s Standards of Practice. ACSLPA’s current Code of Ethics was adopted by Council on September 30, 2017.

The Code outlines the ethical conduct expectations for both professions. It applies at all times to all regulated members regardless of their practice setting, length of time in practice, or role (e.g., direct service to the public, research, education, administration, consultation or any other area of practice).

The Code states the minimum expectations for professional conduct that SLPs and audiologists should demonstrate to ensure competent, safe, ethical practice.

Each regulated member of ACSLPA must practice in accordance with the Code; any breach of the Code may constitute unprofessional conduct, as defined in the Health Professions Act.

ACSLPA members, watch the ACSLPA website and your email inbox for upcoming webinar opportunities to participate in scenario-based discussions about the application of the Code of Ethics to your practice.

View or download the ACSLPA Code of Ethics - October 2017 (PDF)