CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT


Members of the Association of Massage Therapists Scotland are governed by a code of ethics and professional conduct. Members must realise that it is a privilege to be allowed to work on a person and in doing this must observe the following:


●        Patient confidentiality must be adhered to at all times


●        Members must not practice beyond the level of their skills or training


●     Members must ensure that a full case history is taken, and recorded, for each patient and that no treatment contraindicates information given


●        Members may not diagnose


●        Members must explain to patients the examination procedures and what the treatment will involve. Patient consent must be given for any treatment


●        Members must keep full notes of all assessment and treatment given


●        Members should not make claims of what the treatment will achieve


●        Members must obtain and hold full professional indemnity insurance


●        Members must ensure that their skills are maintained and improved through annual Continual Professional Development training. This must be a minimum of 20 hours of training per year


●        Members must work in a manner and an environment that protects both themselves and the patient


●    Members must adhere to the UK GDPR principles


●    Members must work professionally at all times and should never bring the profession or the Association into disrepute. If a claim is made against a member they must pursue this with their insurance company, using the legal advice provided by such. The Association of Massage Therapists Scotland does not provide such advice and will take no part in the dispute. However, if a member is found negligent, then the Association will consider at this point whether or not the therapist should be allowed to continue membership of the Association of Massage Therapists Scotland


●        Members must notify the Association of Massage Therapists Scotland if they are: 


●        Convicted of a criminal offence (other than a minor motoring offence) or accept a police caution


●        Disciplined by any organisation responsible for regulating or licensing a healthcare practitioner or social care profession or

●        Suspended or placed under a practice restriction order by an employer or similar organisation because of concerns about their conduct or competence