Code Of Ethics

Code of Conduct and Ethics

INTRODUCING META

The Memory Energy Therapy Association is committed to advancing and upholding the highest standards for education, training, professional development, and promotion of therapies that directly relate to memory energy healing.

This Code of Conduct and Ethics is for all META members.

The following terms used are defined here for the purposes of this document as follows:

1. “Practitioner” shall mean: an individual who has completed a META training and has been certified.

2. “Client” shall mean: a person who receives professional services from META Certified Practitioners or Certified Trainers.

3. “Treatment” shall mean: The use of any therapeutic process with a client.

4. “Certified” shall mean: A recognized status of having completed specific training and received recognition from META as having successfully completed the training.

This code of conduct and ethics applies equally to those in training, a Certified Practitioner, or a Certified Trainer; and all clients, both paying and non-paying.

All META members shall undertake to

1. Ensure they have all the necessary qualifications and experience required by the laws and customs of the country or countries in which they practice.

2. Only provide appropriate service to their clients in the areas which they are competent and which they have obtained or are covered by relevant professional indemnity and liability insurance.

‘Competence’ means properly qualified, having the skill, knowledge, and experience but does not exclude providing treatment for a client for a condition which the practitioner has not treated before, on the condition that proper due diligence and professionalism are performed.

3. Provide service without prejudice or bias towards client’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

4. Display the META logo on their website.

5. When requested by clients or required by law, disclose full details of any memberships, training, certification, qualifications, appropriate ways to contact affiliated organizations, file complaints, and only use the memberships, and certifications in ways which they have proof of such qualifications.

6. Fully disclose and explain to clients in advance of any treatment: the fee levels, precise terms of payment and any charges which might be imposed for any reason.

7. Present all services and products in a clear, thorough, and unambiguous manner, including realistic outcomes, any limitations, course of treatment, ensure that the client retains complete control over the purchase decision and whether such services or products are appropriate for the client.

8. At no time are guarantees related to the treatments success, cure, or other resolution to be offered. The client’s signature of acknowledgement shall appear on pre-treatment forms provided by practitioner prior to any form of treatment.

9. Always act within the framework of the laws and customs currently in force within the practitioners own country or region.

10. Comply with ongoing professional development requirements and supervision required by META to include, but not limited to:

a) META Trainer’s Contract

b) META Supervisory Regulations and Requirements

11. Maintain the highest professional standards, which include complete confidentiality and utmost discretion. Any and all information discussed between a practitioner and a client is regarded as absolutely confidential, unless required by law.

12. Promote client autonomy, health, welfare and maintain the respect and dignity of the client and for the client.

13. Continue to be aware of practitioners own skill level and, when appropriate, be prepared to refer client to another professional(s) who may be able to offer another course of treatment.

14. Refrain from offering or providing medical advice about treatments, medications, or diagnosis, unless practitioner has received appropriate medical training and is currently licensed in the subject area.

15. Advise clients, unless otherwise medically trained, seeking assistance for symptoms that are possibly life threatening or indicate a cause for concern, to a registered medical practitioner and be sure to document such referral in client’s notes.

16. Refrain from ever knowingly offering advice to a client which either conflicts with or is contrary to that given by the client’s registered medical advisor/s.

17. Ensure due diligence and proper care are provided to the client, based on practitioner’s qualifications, to avoid creating undue distress (emotional or physical).

18. Provide an appropriate and suitable workplace and facilities when providing services to a client and to have a safe and comfortable location for the client and any person who may be accompanying them.

19. Conduct themselves at all times in accord with their professional status and in such a way as neither undermines public confidence in the process or professions related to META such as would cause disrepute.

20. Protect the public and the profession from unethical, unsafe or bad practice or behavior. When raising concerns or complaints about colleagues, practitioners should utilize appropriate channels to do so.

21. Respect others, especially medical/healthcare professionals, their status, and the boundaries of their professional remit.

22. Ensure that client notes and records be kept secure and confidential and that the use of both manual and computer records remain within the terms of the Data Protection Act.

Health and Safety

1. Take responsibility to ensure the safety of your clients and students at all times.

2. Be familiar with current national health and safety regulations and local by-laws regarding your practice and implement them accordingly.

3. Contact META or your local environmental health office to seek clarification where you are uncertain of any health or safety issues.

RELATIONSHIP WITH META

1. Update their own records on the META website if there have been any changes to name, contact address, telephone number or email address, within 30 days’ time from the change event.

2. Inform META of:

a) Any complaint (of which they are aware) made against them

b) Any disciplinary action taken against them by any professional body

c) All criminal offences of which they have been convicted or for which they have been warned..

d) Any alteration in circumstance which would affect either their position or ability as practitioners.

4. Make available all relevant information requested as a result of investigation by the META Ethics Committee, without hindrance (whether implied or actual) or unreasonable delay, and comply fully with all requirements inherent within any Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure to which they subscribe.

ADVERTISING, DISPLAY OF CREDENTIALS & USE OF SPECIFIC TITLES

All member Certified Practitioners and Certified Trainers shall undertake to:

1. Ensure that all advertising, no matter in what form or medium it is placed, represents a truthful, honest and accurate picture of themselves, their skill-base, qualifications and facilities.

2. Display only valid qualifications and certificates issued in respect of relevant training courses and events or certificates of registration, validation or accreditation as issued or awarded by relevant professional bodies.

3. Only claim they are a META Certified Practitioner or Certified Trainer if their membership and certifications are current and valid.

4. Refrain from advertising any courses unless they are registered with META and Certified at the appropriate level of certification.

SUPERVISION & CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Certified Practitioners and Certified Trainers are required to maintain or improve their level of skills and professional competence in accordance with the requirements laid down by the META CPD Regulations


EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT

1. META recognizes that discrimination and victimization are unacceptable and that it is in the interests of the organization’s members, officers, volunteers and contractors to ensure that no applicant or member receives less favorable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or selection on grounds of age, disability, gender/gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

2. Our aim is that our organization will be truly representative of all sections of society in which each member, officer and volunteer feels respected and able to give of their best.

3. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimization.

4. All members, officers, volunteers and contractors, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect

5. Our members, officers, volunteers and contractors will not discriminate directly or indirectly, or harass clients because of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation in their provision of services.


REVIEW

The effectiveness of this policy and associated arrangements will be reviewed and updated from time to time.


META Ethics Committee