Our Pledge of Ethics

PROVISION OF SERVICE - We will provide ongoing service to you only after we have assessed your needs and you, or a person designated to act for you, understand and agree to a plan of service, the results that may be expected from it, and the anticipated cost of service.

SELF-DETERMINATION- We will base our plan of service on goals you, or a person designated to act for you, have defined, and which enhance the decisions you have made concerning your life.

LOYALTY - Our first duty is loyalty to you. We will always provide services based on your best interest, even if this conflicts with our interests or the interests of others.

TERMINATION OF SERVICE - We will end service to you only after reasonable notice and we will recommend a plan for you to continue to receive the services as needed.

SUBSTITUTE JUDGMENT - We will not substitute our judgment for yours unless we are acting in the role of your guardian, appointed by a Court of Law, or with your approval, or the approval of someone designated to act for you.

CONFIDENTIALITY - We will hold in trust any confidence you give us, disclosing information to others only with your permission, or if we are compelled to do so by a belief that you will be seriously harmed by my silence, or if the laws of this State require me to do so.

REFERRALS/DISCLOSURE - We will refer you only to services and organizations we believe to be appropriate and of excellent quality. We will never accept referral fees or compensation from any service providers we recommend.

COOPERATION - We will strive to ensure cooperation between all individuals involved in providing service and care to you.

QUALIFICATIONS - We are fully qualified in our profession to provide the services we undertake. We continue to improve our skills and knowledge by participating in professional development programs and maintaining certification in our profession.

DISCRIMINATION - We will not promote or sanction any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.