Vitae Pondera Code of Ethics

  • Do No Harm; Do Good: Members must work for the highest good and empowerment of all concerned.

  • Shall not diagnose a specific disease or condition.

  • Shall not conduct invasive procedures, testing, surgery, or services.

  • Shall not prescribe pharmaceutical medication.

  • Shall respect and promote client autonomy when providing care and treatment.

  • Not to provide service while ability to practice is impaired emotionally or physically

  • Represent with honesty the benefits and limitations of the product and services offered.

  • Recommend that the client seek the appropriate qualified health professional when the practitioner recognizes a client condition requires further assessment or treatment by a medical physician.

  • Represent qualification honestly, including educational achievements and professional affiliation.

  • Remain current in your profession that is keeping up with the trends and skills in natural health and holistic health industry by attending educational courses, seminars, and workshop or courses. ​

  • Non-Discrimination: Members must not advocate or express hatred or discrimination towards other persons or classes for any reason.

  • Disclosure and Informed Consent: Members must represent themselves, their qualifications, fees, and advertising truthfully and must gain informed consent before practicing on clients.

  • Client Confidentiality: Members must preserve client confidentiality under all circumstances unless otherwise required by law.

  • Professional Integrity: Members must maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct in the metaphysical field, and never exploit, control, manipulate, or mistreat clients, colleagues, or anyone else; nor misrepresent research data.

  • Professional Discretion: Members must practice with full presence of mind; never practice beyond the scope of their training, qualifications, and abilities; uphold the right to refuse or refer a client if necessary; never diagnose or prescribe unless legally licensed.

  • Professional Presentation: Members must maintain a professional and orderly appearance of both their person and their practice.

  • Professional Boundaries: Members must maintain professional boundaries with clients; and avoid conflicts of interest, over-familiarity, and sexual harassment.

  • Legal Conformity and Insurance: Members must comply with all state and federal laws, and maintain Professional Liability Insurance where available for their practice.

  • Record Keeping: Members must maintain secure, clear, honest, and factual client records for a minimum of seven years.

  • Teachers and Educational Organizations: Members who teach at AADP Accredited Organizations must teach with professionalism, integrity, insight, and respect for the higher good and benefit of their students.

An Expansion of Vitae Pondera Institute of Integrative Health and Vitae Pondera, LLC

123 N. Line St. Mineola, Texas 75773

903-569-9913 ~ 561-613-7569

www.vitaepondera.com