In this section you will find AOTA's resources on ethics intended for occupational therapy practitioners.
The Ethics Commission (EC) is one of the bodies of the Representative Assembly (RA) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The EC is responsible for developing the Ethics Standards for the profession which apply to occupational therapy personnel at all levels and in all professional and societal roles.
As per the Preamble of the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010), "this commitment extends beyond service recipients to include professional colleagues, students, educators, businesses, and the community." The EC has two primary roles: education and enforcement.
How does the Ethics Commission work and what is their role? Find out more here.
Find a list of frequently asked questions about ethics here.
Need to contact the Ethics Department? Click here.