Section: Additional Resources
The Health Care Professions and their OATHS and CODES
Listing of CODES online
In regards to the Hippocratic oath, there are so many
different versions of the original oath that we decided to use the original
to show. We also decided to give a website that sheds some light on this
controversy so to speak.
http://www.imagerynet.com/hippo.ama.html Information on the different
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?cl=30&a=123 NYS Medicine Practice Act
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?cl=30&a=125 NYS Physician Assistant
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?cl=30&a=124 Definitions of professional misconduct applicable to Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Specialist Assistants
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/opmc/main.htm Office of
Professional Conduct enforce disciplinary action on medical doctors.
http://www.aapa.org/ American Academy of Physician Assistants
http://www.ama-assn.org American Medical Association
http://www.cirp.org/library/statements/ama/ AMA Code of Ethics
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.html The American Medical Women's
http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/__Home_Public The British Medical
http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/__Hub+policy+and+politics The BMA
stance on politics and health care policy
http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/__Hub+ethics The BMA stance on
http://www.nmanet.org/Frameset_home_non.htm The National Medical
Association for people of Africian decent
http://www.ama.com.au/ The Australian Medical Association
Australian Medical Association Code of Ethics
http://www.sma.org.sg/ Singapore Medical Association
http://www.wma.net/ The World Medical Association
http://www.ada.org/prof/prac/law/code/rpt-5h2.html American Dental
Association Ethics Bilaws and judical affairs
http://www.islamset.com/ethics/ Islamic medical Code of Ethics
Federation of State Medical Boards
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
Of Physicians Assistants
Texas Medical Complaint Process
Texas Medical conviction/discipline actions
California Medical Board
California medical board laws and regulations
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
- the NBOME is a
non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public and state
licensing agencies by administering examination testing the medical
knowledge of those who seek to serve the public as osteopathic physicians.
American Board of Radiology
- certifies medical specialists in radiology.
American Board of Ophthalmology
- provides information on certification and recertification
of ophthalmologists in the
NYS Physical Therapy Practice Act
http://www.apta.org/PT_Practice/ethics_pt/code_ethics Code of Ethics
http://www.ppta.org/ethicsarticle.htm Article on Ethical
Responsibilities of PT's
- Course for Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Physical Therapy
process claims/complaints against a that a PT who has violated the Code
http://www.apta.org/PT_Practice/ethics_pt/pro_conduct Guide for
professional conduct of PT's using ethical principles
of ethical conduct for PT assistants
http://www.apta.org American Physical Therapy Association
www.ptjournal.org/ Journal of the APTA
Alberta Physiotherapy Association - The professional association for the
province of Alberta
Belgian Scientific Association for Manual Therapy - Dutch and English
versions of the site which contains history, membership information, links
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy - Resources and information
for and about the manual therapist. Includes general information,
education, current issues, research, links, and a private members section.
Canadian Physiotherapy Association - The Canadian Physiotherapy
Association (CPA) is a national professional organization. Sections
include information for the public including what is a physiotherapist and
how to find one, information of physiotherapists including job
opportunities, options to join the CPA, and a members-only section.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists - Professional, educational, and
trade union body for UK's Chartered Physiotherapists, physiotherapy
assistants, and students. Site includes member, health & media centers,
career opportunities and journal.
The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario - Non profit organization
dedicated to regulating the practice of physiotherapy in the public
interest. It sets the standard for the delivery of safe, effective and
ethical physiotherapy services.
COMTA - Canadian Orthopractic Manual Therapy Association - Provides
guidelines on the provision of safe and scientific manual, mobilization
and manipulation therapy.
DPT Visionary Foundation - Information for entry-level physical
therapy doctors on meetings, scholarships, grants, and educational
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy - Information for
licensing in the USA.
Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Professional Association
serving physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students in
The International Society of Educators in Physiotherapy - The mission
of the ISEP is to identify and share common issues, themes and strategies
for the enhancement of physiotherapy education around the world.
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists - Information on
physiotherapy for the public, and information on the society and
guidelines for members.
Kansas Physical Therapy Association - Information and for members of
London Unit - Orthopaedic Division of CPA - Supports and facilitates
the education and development of physiotherapists in London (Canada) and
Malta Association of Physiotherapists - Current local and
international news, resource section and links to other
Malta Association of Physiotherapy Students - Comprised of students
attending the honours degree program at the University of Malta. Contains
news, a discussion forum and resources.
McKenzie Home Page - Offers information, resource, and a therapist
locator for patients and practitioners.
New York Physical Therapy Association - A professional, non-profit
association of approximately 5,000 physical therapists (PTs), physical
therapist assistants (PTAs) and PT/PTA students.
Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association - Information about the
association, about physical therapy, and about Oklahoma.
Ontario Physiotherapy Association - The Professional Association for
the province of Ontario
Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association -
Orthopaedic Division information, membership, current issues, research and
literature, clinics for sale, job openings, links, bursaries and awards.
The Philippine Physical Therapy Association - The Official Website.
Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia - Representing
physiotherapists throughout the Province of British Columbia.
Physiotherapy in Iceland - The Association of Icelandic
physiotherapists, founded in 1940.
Physiotherapy Pain Association - For Chartered Physiotherapists and
other practitioners involved in the treatment of patients with acute or
PTPN - Network of Rehabilitation Therapists - National organization of
physical, occupational and speech therapists in independent practice.
Offers information and resources for therapists, patients, and providers.
Texas Physical Therapy Association - The representative body of
Physical Therapy in Texas.
Virginia Physical Therapy Association - Includes current events,
clinical practice information, a reference desk, research information and
Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to
use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through
the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the
conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health, and the
advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity and in keeping
with the principles of veterinary ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my
professional knowledge and competence.
I solemnly dedicate myself
to aiding animals ams society
by providing excellent care
and services for animals,
by alleviating animal suffering,
and by promoting public health.
I accept my obligations to practice
my profession conscientiously
and with sensitivity, adhering to
the profession's Code of Ethics,
and furthering my knowledge
and competence through a
commitement to lifelong learning.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?cl=30&a=128 NYS Vet Medicine Practice
http://www.navta.net/Code.htm Vet Tech Code of Ethics
http://www.vhma.org/Code_of_Ethics/code_of_ethics.cfm Veterinary Code
http://www.tubioethics.org/programs/biomedical Veterinary Biomedical
http://www.op.nysed.gov/rights.ht Consumers Bill of Rights
http://www.op.nysed.gov/vetb.htm What you should know about veterinary
http://www.op.nysed.gov/opdbroc.htm You have the right
http://www.avma.org The American Veterinary Medical Association
http://www.bcvma.org British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association
http://www.bcvma.org/bylaws/code_of_ethics.htm BCVMA Code Of Ethics
http://www.bcvma.org/complain BC Veterinary Medical Assoc. Complaints
http://www.cvma-acmv.org/ Canadian Veterinary Association
Canadian Veterinary Association Mission Statement
"The CVMA is the
national body representing and serving the interests of the veterinary
profession in Canada. The Association is committed to excellence within the
profession and to the well-being of animals. It shall promote public
awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society."
American Association of
Mission of the AAS Practictioner
The mission of the AASV is to increase the knowledge of swine
- Promoting the development and availability of the
resources which enhance the effectiveness of professional activities;
- Creating opportunities which inspire personal and
- Advocating science-based approaches to industry
- Encouraging personal and professional interaction;
Mentoring students, encouraging life-long careers as
http://www.acvo.com/ American College of Veterinary Opthamologists
http://www.nbec.org/ National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners -
People who issue exam to license Veterinarians
http://www.aavsb.org/ American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Veterinary Medical Boards which make up the AAVSB are charged with the
responsibility of regulating veterinarians in order to ensure that they are
adequately trained and are providing consumers with appropriate medical
services for their animals. In order to do that, the boards issue licenses
based on certain requirements which vary slightly among the jurisdictions,
but generally include education, examination and character.
also granted authority by their legislatures to regulate veterinarians
subsequent to their licensure. They establish rules for veterinarians to
follow which include minimum standards of practice and codes of professional
conduct. Their licenses are subject to renewal periodically, at which time
the doctors must apply and attest to their continued adherence to those
established standards. When a board receives a complaint that a veterinarian
has violated the law, it has the authority to investigate, hold hearings and
impose discipline of varying types.
a responsibility to be certain their veterinarian is licensed. If they have
a reason to believe that their veterinarian is not providing adequate care
for their animal, they should contact their state veterinary medical board.
See LINKS for those boards that have a web site. For any that do not,
contact the AAVSB office.
United States Animal Health Care Association
Constitution and Bi-laws of the USAHA
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
American Board of Veterinary Practictioners
American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical
The objectives of the
American College of Veterinary
Emergency and Critical Care are:
To promote advancement and high standards of practice for those
individuals involved in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
To establish requirements and foster development of residency and
alternative training programs for post-doctoral education and experience
prerequisite to certification in the specialty of Veterinary Emergency and
Critical Care Medicine.
The examination and certification of veterinarians as specialists in
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. To encourage research and
other contributions to knowledge relating to diagnosis, therapy,
prevention and control of animal disease requiring emergency or critical
communication and dissemination of knowledge relating to veterinary
emergency and critical care medicine and to recognize individuals for
outstanding contributions to the specialty.
Governing Veterinary Technicians
Legal Defense Fund
Veterinary Medicine Law Association
American Veterinary Medical Law Association (AVMLA) is a national
association of attorneys, veterinarians, and other individuals and
organizations with an interest in veterinary medical law and how it pertains
to the veterinary profession and allied fields.
The AVMLA was
incorporated in 1994 as a nonprofit organization with the following
Provide information to
members regarding pertinent issues in the field of veterinary medical law.
awareness and understanding of the impact of law on all aspects of
among organizations, regulatory agencies and the courts for the benefit of
diverse membership of the AVMLA provides a unique forum for the discussion
of issues and the dissemination of information. This is accomplished through
conferences, newsletters, and interactions among individual members.
United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) - works to control
livestock diseases in the United States.
Alabama Veterinary Medical Association (ALVMA)
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture - includes a directory of
veterinary acupuncturists, and information about acupuncture,
alternative/complementary medicine, and animal health.
American Association of Bovine Practitioners - professional
organization of veterinarians dedicated to improving dairy and beef cattle
American Association of Feline Practitioners - for veterinarians
interested in excellence and continuing education in feline medicine and
American Association of Swine Practitioners - professional
organization for Swine Veterinarians, the AASP also publishes Swine Health
and Production, a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal.
American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) - association
of governmental agencies whose primary function is to protect the public
by regulating veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine.
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) - the ABVP
accreditation procedure relies upon high quality, practice-related
experience, rather than institution-based, multi-year training programs.
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology - group of specially trained
veterinarians that strive to inform and educate the public, private
practice veterinarians, and veterinary medical students about toxicologic
hazards to pets, livestock, and wildlife.
American Canine Sports Medicine Association - veterinarians devoted to
address the medical and surgical problems encountered in the canine
athlete and the working breeds.
American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists - board-certifying
association of veterinary anesthesiologists.
American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) -
specialty board seeking to advance the discipline of veterinary clinical
pharmacology as a clinical specialty, and to assure the competence of
those who practice in the field.
American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care -
veterinary organization specializing in emergency and critical care
medicine and emergency surgery.
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists - an association of
board-certified veterinarians who specialize in the care of animals with
American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) - founded to determine
the competence of voluntary candidates in veterinary radiology, and to
encourage the development of teaching personnel and training facilities in
American Heartworm Society - publishes relevant research and results,
epizoological data, case studies, and articles on current concepts in
clinical management of heartworm disease.
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association - doctors, individuals,
and groups working together within their disciplines to expand and promote
the knowledge and acceptance of animal chiropractic.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) (2)
Animal Health Institute - trade association that represents
manufacturers of animal health care products.
Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association
Association of Avian Veterinarians
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) -
veterinarians and herpetologists seeking to improve reptilian and
amphibian veterinary care and husbandry through education, exchange of
ideas, and research.
Australian Veterinary Association
AVAFES - a federation of Spanish Associations integrated by students
and veterinarians to promote savage animal care.
British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association - promotes the
well-being of animals in British Columbia through regulation of the
proficiency, competency, and ethical behaviour of its members.
British Small Animal Veterinary Association - official site of the
British Veterinary Association - professional body that represents
veterinary surgeons at a national level.
California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association - animal welfare advocacy,
journals, pet food certification program, National Examining Board,
colleges, animals health week.
Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
El Paso Veterinary Medical Association (EPVMA)
Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA)
Federation of Veterinarians of Europe - association of veterinary
organizations from 30 European countries, representing and promoting the
veterinary profession in Europe.
Finnish Veterinary Association
Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA)
Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA)
Idaho Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA)
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA)
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society - nonprofit organization
dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary
International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA) - working to
raise the standard of veterinary education and to promote opportunities
for veterinary students.
International Veterinary Ultrasound Society - promoting research and
education in ultrasonography to those performing diagnostic ultrasound in
Irish Veterinary Officers Association
Irwin Foundation, The - provides financial support to veterinary
schools and students.
Israel Veterinary Medicine Association - includes information about
the Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine.
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association - professional
organization whose mission is to provide support for individuals,
education to the community, and a forum for information exchange and
Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association
Malaysian Department of Veterinary Services
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association
Michigan Veterinary Medical Association
Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association - includes animal information
and resources for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and animal
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
National Board Examination Committee for Veterinary Medicine (NBEC) -
responsible for the development of examinations used by licensing boards
in North America as part of their licensing procedure for veterinarians.
Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association
New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association - strives to promote the
veterinary profession and advance the science for the benefit of the
New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association (NMVMA)
New York State Veterinary Medical Society - providing information to
veterinarians, veterinary and animal hospitals, and veterinary
organizations in New York state.
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA)
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) - professional
association representing veterinarians offering economic research,
continuing education programs, and more.
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) - offers veterinary care
to pets whose owners cannot afford private vets fees.
Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association - a source of information
for veterinarians and pet owners in the Rhode Island area.
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) - regulatory body for the
veterinary profession in the UK.
Singapore Veterinary Association - professional society representing
the interests of veterinary surgeons and the veterinary profession in
Slovene Veterinary Administration
Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) - provides management
advice, information, and training to veterinary practices.
South African Veterinary Association@
Southern California Veterinary Medical Association - veterinarians
practicing in Los Angeles and Orange Counties committed to strengthening
the veterinary profession.
Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA)
Texas Veterinary Medical Association - resource database for
veterinarians and pet owners.
Thai Veterinary Medical Association - promotes unity and ethics among
its members, works to improve professional practices and standards and for
the prevention of cruelty to animals.
United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) - works to control
livestock diseases in the United States.
Vermont Veterinary Medical Association - information on all types of
pets and livestock for animal owners, veterinarians, and animal health
Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS) - includes membership and conference
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) - provides
information and conferences to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and
veterinary emergency clinics.
Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT) - organizes teams comprised
of private veterinarians and related personnel who are activated in the
event of a disaster, and who provide assistance in assessing the need for
veterinary services following major disasters or emergencies.
Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA)
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association - professional organization
for Wisconsin veterinarians. Site is a resource for animal owners and
veterinarians, and includes a Pet Hall of Fame.
Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association
Unprofessional Conduct as defined for every profession by the NYS Board of
http://www.op.nysed.gov/rasearch.htm Profession Disciplinary Actions
http://www.op.nysed.gov/complain.htm Professional Discipline Complaint
NY State Licensed