Code of Ethics

  • The membership certificate and the code of ethics as well as any other certificate of competence must be displayed in clear view for clients to see.
  • Respect and honor the profession by conducting and presenting yourself in a professional manner that would otherwise compromise the dignity and quality of the profession.
  • Treat the clients with respect and dignity and make no distinctions as to the sex, age, race, religion, appearance or social status of the client.
  • Prudence is required as to when to accept or refuse a client with physical or psychological disorders in which the treatment may cause negative effects.
  • Maintain a professional therapist – client relationship and an irreproachable manner towards the client whether it is on a physical, mental or emotional level.
  • Explain the necessary information for the comprehension of the treatment.
  • Keep in mind the limits of your competence and methods that you dispose of, do not offer services you are not trained for.
  • Respect the clients decision in choosing any form of therapy, alternative method or another health practioner's services that does not come from you.
  • Always be honest about using therapies and the results they produce, never claim to heal a condition of a client by predicting the number of visits they should need. It is up to the clients' discretion as to the frequency of visits.
  • Respect and practice all methods, aspects, techniques and interventions that was taught by your school.
  • Never divulge client information to anyone, naturopaths are vowed to professional secrecy.
  • Malpractice of the profession by a naturopath of this association will result in the cancellation of the membership.
  • The member must conform and accept the clauses stated above to remain within the association.
  • The member cannot give any receipts to his immediate family.
  • No insurance receipts should be given to a client that purchases a gift certificate nor to the person using it.