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Guiding Principles

Independent Audiologists Australia Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct

Guiding Principles

 

Member of Independent Audiologists Australia:

  1. Place the welfare of patients above their own.
  2. Never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, marital status, age, disability, beliefs, contribution to society or socioeconomic status.
  3. Gain and maintain appropriate knowledge and skills in audiology.
  4. Intend no harm through any services or products prescribed, dispensed or recommended.
  5. Deliver patient/family centred audiological care, including facilitating shared decision-making where a range of intervention options are available.
  6. Refer to another practitioner (audiologist or other professional) whenever further expertise is indicated.
  7. Maintain their practice (premises, equipment and staffing) in keeping with professional standards.
  8. Deliver audiological services in a safe environment.
  9. Uphold privacy laws as they apply federally and in the state in which the practice operates.
  10. Promote cordial working relationships with other audiologists and colleagues in other professions.
  11. Provide clear information about clinic ownership.
  12. Minimise the potential for conflict of interest in their practice, particularly as relates to device sales by not paying commissions to staff for device sales or setting sales targets in the practice.
  13. Agree to participate in any review or investigation should a complaint be lodged against them, whether the complaint is made to IAA or to any relevant regulatory body.


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