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.