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AOTI Code of Ethics

This Code has been published by AOTI to guide and assist our members in meeting and maintaining proper standards of professional conduct.

AOTI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists

All members of AOTI agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists (2013). This Code serves as an aid for analysis and as a guide to making ethical decisions by highlighting the obligations placed on occupational therapists. These ethics are not intended to state the legal standards of care in Occupational Therapy practice.

The Code of Ethics should be read in conjunction with the AOTI Competencies for Occupational Therapists (2008) and the AOTI Supervision Guidelines (2010).

Members of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland must comply not only with the expressed provision of the Code of Ethics as defined by AOTI but also with the spirit and purpose of the Code.

Members must also be familiar with the ethical practices and policies of the specific facility or system in which their Occupational Therapy service is provided.

The code is constructed as a general guide and is not a denial of other duties equally imperative and other rights not specifically mentioned.

All AOTI members are subject to the AOTI Complaints Policy (2009).

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