The Practitioner Code of Conduct provides the expectations around professional conduct and behaviour expected from all Practitioners.
As a self-employed freelancer / independent contractor with Blys, you are expected to be fully compliant with the standards outlined in the Unregistered Health Practitioners Code of Conduct.
Provided below are guides / key aspects for practitioners in providing services / treatments to clients.
- must provide health services in a safe and ethical manner
- if diagnosed with an infectious medical condition, must ensure they practise in a manner that does not put clients at risk
- must not make claims to cure certain serious illnesses
- must adopt standard precautions for infection control
- must not dissuade clients from seeking or continuing with treatment by a registered medical practitioner and must accept the rights of their clients to make informed choices in relation to their health care
- must not practise under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- must not practise with certain physical or mental conditions
- must not financially exploit clients
- are required to have an adequate clinical basis for treatments
- must not misinform their clients
- must not engage in a sexual or improper personal relationship with a client
- must comply with relevant privacy laws
- must keep appropriate records
- must keep appropriate insurance
- must display code and other information (with some exceptions)
- must not sell or supply an optical appliance without proper authorisation.