Code of Ethics
Section 133 of the Health Professions Act allows a Council to create and adopt standards of practice and a code of ethics for the profession. These documents undergo rigorous review by the government, Regulated Members, and other stakeholders. Once stakeholder and government consultation has occurred, they can be adopted by a Council and become binding on all practitioners of the profession. The CMLTA Standards of Practice represent the acceptable yardstick for the professional behaviour of Regulated Members and complement the CMLTA Code of Ethics which set forth the ethical principles the CMLTA has for every Regulated Member. Together, these documents establish the framework to guide the practice of MLTs and serve as one measure to ensure MLTs practice safely, competently, and ethically. In conjunction with legislation, the Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics are used as the benchmark for the professional practice of MLTs and violation of either may be the grounds for a complaint of unprofessional conduct and could result in professional discipline proceedings.
The Code of Ethics defines basic expectations and ethical principles and acts as a moral guide which governs the professional, and at times, the personal conduct of all Regulated Members. The Code of Ethics conveys to the public the principles by which professional performance is adjudicated.