Purpose of the code
To outline competent professional and practice and standards for members of the chiropractic International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (IANM) practitioners. The code will help patients, providers and the community at large to understand and what to expect with the conduct of the IANM member.
What the code does not do
It does not replace local, state, regional, district, borough, county, state, province, other defined areas or country laws and regulations.
Code of Conduct
- Do not use fraud or deceit with patient care, records, billing, or reports.
- Do not harass or sexually abuse patients.
- Do not discuss or dispense private patient information without the consent of the patient.
- Do not talk disparagingly in front of others about another clinician, patient or staff member.
- Be professional with the use of social media.
- Work with other providers within and outside the chiropractic professions for the optimum health care of the patient.
- Do not treat patients under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Show respect to patients and families of patients. Communicate in understandable terms that the patient’s condition, problems, and concerns were addressed and are they are informed as to what to and not expect with treatment and care.
- Clarify any conflicts of interest and seek the appropriate results or outcome.
- Continue to participate in ongoing education to maintain, improve and advance clinical and treatment skills.
These principles are to guide the IANM clinician concerning respect to patient, staff and public expectations. These are not laws but the basic standards of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.