Ethics Commission Roles

  • Shall develop and revise principles of the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and submit such revisions to the RA for approval regarding the Code of Ethics
  • Shall provide a process whereby existing and proposed documents can be reviewed and monitored from an ethical perspective for consistency 
  • Shall inform and educate Association members and consumers regarding the Code of Ethics 
  • Shall serve as a resource for any Association body requiring interpretation of the Code of Ethics
  • Shall issue Advisory Opinions on the interpretation and application of the AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics a as well as ethical trends
  • Shall provide members and the Association bodies with descriptions of the roles of regulatory or associated agencies or bodies (e.g., National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, State Regulatory Boards) that oversee the delivery of occupational therapy services and educational programs.