Code of Ethics

This Code of Ethics is the general principles of ethical and professional standards by which all CMATA Members and Candidates are committed to conduct their practices.

Principle I  Professionalism

1.  Provide the highest quality acupressure massage therapy to those who seek professional services.

2.  Act with integrity, competence and respect in the professional relationships with the public, clients,  employers, employees, colleagues and other healthcare participators.

3.  Comply with all applicable laws and regulations of any government, regulatory organizations and/or professional associations (including CMATA) governing their professional activities.

Principle II  Duties to Clients

1.  Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each client and make no discrimination of age, race, religion, sexual identity and/or health status.

2.   Provide prudence and reasonable care by respecting the client's opinions and requirements.

3.   Do not make any diagnosis on the client's health status and refer the client to other healthcare participators for the client's best interest.

4.    Abstain from engaging in any immoral activities involving the clients.

5.    Preserve the client's physical and emotional privacy.

Principle III  Duties to Society

1.    Make reasonable effort to ascertain a salutary clinical environment.

2.    Collaborate with other Members, colleagues or healthcare participators to meat the health needs of the public.

3.    Pursue career-long training and continuing educations to maintain professional competence and contribute to the advancement of Acupressure Massage.

Principle IV  Responsibilities as a CMATA Member or Candidate

1.    Refrain from any activity that compromises the reputation and integrity of the CMATA and/or its Members.

2.    Expect to undergo behavior investigation from CMATA discipline committee and respect its decision.