One identifiable characteristic of a healthcare profession is the dedication of its members in providing a service to the patients they care for. In becoming a Member of The Society of Sports Therapists, an individual assumes obligations and responsibilities to act in accordance with the ideals and standards of the Sports Therapy profession.
Each Member of The Society of Sports Therapists must adhere to the highest standards of conduct in attending to the needs of their patients/clients. The Society of Sports Therapists embraces the belief that the ideals, standards and principles contained in these Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics must be adhered to by each member. Any Member who violates any of the ideals, standards or principles set forth in the Standards may be subject to disciplinary action as set out in the disciplinary procedures of The Society of Sports Therapists.
NB: The Society of Sports Therapists Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2012) incorporate and include the generic Standards of Conduct Performance & Ethics of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). They have been modified to reflect the specific needs of The Society of Sports Therapists and its Members, at this time.
This document outlines the standards of conduct, performance and ethics that must be adhered to by each Member of The Society of Sports Therapists.