Membership Agreement and Code of Ethics
I agree to honour the first principle of Animal Wellness, an animal’s right to choose.
I will treat each being is an individual with a voice that deserves to be heard and respected.
I will commit to work with compassion and understanding for all species (including humans) and endeavour to educate and empower animal guardians with skills and knowledge that can help all beings be truly Well.
I will abide by and follow any laws and regulations that apply to my profession in my country of residence, and if required by my professional licensure board will carry professional liability insurance.
I will conduct myself in a professional and ethical manner at all times in relation to my clients, fellow colleagues, students and the general public.
I will educate my clients on the benefits, contraindications, and limitations of any services that I provide within the scope of Animal PsychAromatica. I will not give any guarantees of specific results or outcomes from any services or products that I offer.
I will not diagnose or prescribe for any therapy or product, which requires a license or certification to practice when required by law, unless I am licensed to do so.
I will safeguard all personal information provided by the client during the consultation/evaluation, and during any future sessions. Upon written consent from the client asking to provide their information to another healthcare practitioner, will be done so within accordance of the law and privacy act requirements.
I will maintain complete and updated records for each client, and include actual dates and type of services that I provided, along with follow-up session dates/services provided, and will also include any contraindications or results (positive or negative) for each session.
I will inform clients/students in advance of any fees and payment requirements for the therapy/services and educational material that I provide.
To maintain membership status I will submit 2 case studies a year, and 12 hours of CPD on any relevant subject. *Membership in the Premium Animal Wellness Lounge will automatically qualify as sufficient CPD
I will be honest and ethical in all my marketing/promotional advertising, web-site and educational programs. I will not make false claims or list services that I am not qualified to provide.
I will be supportive of my fellow colleagues and members, and I will not engage or participate in any negative or harmful behaviour, remarks or gossip about the association, fellow members, students or clients.
I agree to follow the Membership Code of Ethics and Requirement at all times, and if at any time I break the agreement, that my Membership may be revoked without notice, and that I will loose access to any Membership benefits and resources, and will not receive any refunds on dues or fees paid.