To provide a professional, caring and positive focus to further the growth and wellbeing of Chiron Healing® and in so doing provide support and guidance for students, practitioners and teachers within the Chiron Healing® community.
IACHI has undertaken the task of providing a Code of Ethics for Chiron Healing® Professional Practitioners and Students. All IACHI members must agree to comply with the Code. The Code lays down principles of ethical behavior, applicable to all members including those who may not be engaged directly in practice. It also includes recommendations for ethical practice.
The Code of Ethics was revised and approved in June 2018
All Chiron Healing® practitioners and students, including those who may not be engaged directly in clinical practice, will acknowledge and accept the following Principles of Ethical Behaviour:
- Consider the health and wellbeing of the patient to be your first priority.
- Respect the rights, autonomy and freedom of choice of the patient.
- Avoid exploiting the patient in any manner.
- Practise the art of Chiron Healing® to the best of your ability with moral integrity, compassion and respect for human dignity.
- Protect the patient’s private information throughout his/her lifetime, and following death, unless there are overriding considerations in terms of patient safety or according to law.
- Strive to improve your knowledge and skills so that the best possible Chiron treatment can be offered to the patient.
- Honour Chiron Healing®, adhering to its values and its principles in the ways that best serve the interests of patients.
- Recognise your own limitations and acknowledge the special skills of others in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.
- Accept a responsibility to assist in the protection and improvement of the health of the community.
- Accept a responsibility for maintaining and improving the standards of Chiron Healing®.
- A member must conduct her/himself in his professional role in accordance with this code as approved by the Committee.
- All services and functions practised by a member must be provided in accordance with this code.
- It should be the aim of every member to establish and maintain high standards of behaviour and responsibility in both professional and public life and to endeavour in every way to render satisfactory service to their clients.
- A member must maintain his/her knowledge and practice at an acceptable level of competence. Every member should consider it his/her duty to increase his/her knowledge and efficiency by keeping up to date with the latest information and developments in Chiron Healing® and adopting current techniques and methods of proven worth.
- A member must only perform those techniques and procedures that are within his/her competency and for which the appropriate qualification is held, and refer those clients whose needs or requests are outside his/her competency.
- A member’s ordinary place of practice must provide privacy and confidentiality for his/her clients and their records.
- A member must not exploit his/her relationship with a client in any way. In particular there must not be a sexual relationship with a client during the professional relationship.
- The integrity of the practice of Chiron Healing® must be preserved at all times. A member is expected to behave in a manner which enhances the status of Chiron Healing® and promotes public confidence. A member must refrain from criticising a colleague in public or in a clinical setting in a manner which casts doubt on the colleague’s competence.
- A member must not, unless required by law, divulge information about a client unless the client specifically authorises the release in writing.
- A member must adequately inform his/her clients of any possible reactions regarding a particular procedure, and the client’s informed consent should be obtained.
- A member must respect the ethical, religious and political beliefs of his/her clients and provide his/her skill and knowledge to serve his/her fellow man and to alleviate human suffering irrespective of colour, race, or creed.
- A member must not provide his/her professional services to a client whilst his/her ability to do so is impaired by the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- A member must not refuse his/her services to any person, after adequate enquiry, solely because of immediate inability to pay the fee.
- A member must not give any specific guarantee regarding results from Chiron Healing®, but an indication of benefit where some can be confidently expected is acceptable.
- A member must use Chiron Healing® skills in the most altruistic manner, never using his/her abilities to manipulate clients, or place undue pressure or influence upon a client’s course of action. Such activity is regarded as a misuse of energy, and contrary to this code.
- When there is evidence of a problem or condition with which the member is not competent or confident to deal, or if the client requests a second opinion, the member should refer the patient to another appropriate practitioner. The attending practitioner should make available any relevant information and clearly indicate whether the consulting practitioner should assume continuing care of the patient. If continuing care of the patient has not been clearly indicated, the consulting practitioner should carry out the appropriate procedures, and as soon as possible, refer the patient back to the attending practitioner for any further Chiron Healing®.
- A member must be of good character and have good standing within the community. Any person who has committed a criminal offence, or who has a criminal record anywhere in the world is ineligible for professional membership of this Association. Any incident of this nature must be disclosed at the time of membership application.
- A member must observe and comply with all laws and regulations of the State, Territory, Province or Country in which they provide Chiron Healing® services, and should co-operate with the pertinent activities and policies of the authorities legally empowered to regulate the practice of Chiron Healing® provided such regulation is not contrary to natural justice, public interest or the equitable principles of law.
- A member shall not teach Chiron Healing® principles, philosophies or techniques to any person nor conduct a course of instruction pertaining to Chiron Healing® without first having obtained Teacher status as set out in the current Teacher’s Handbook, or without prior approval by the Association as an acting temporary Teacher. The member shall confine him/herself to teaching only those principles, philosophies and techniques for which he/she has obtained the relevant qualification from the Association.
- A member must respect the rights of privacy of individuals participating as subjects in classroom or training sessions, and must inform students witnessing case demonstrations that they must preserve the anonymity and privacy of the client.
- Members must not approve the use by inadequately trained persons of techniques requiring higher levels of competence except when they are under the direct supervision of an appropriately qualified Chiron Healing® Practitioner.
- All members who are Chiron Healing® Practitioners should maintain high standards in recording new cases and the progress of patients while in their care. Techniques and progress should be recorded, including the following:
- Date of each visit
- Techniques used
- Beneficial changes or any apparent adverse changes
- Any advice given
- On conclusion of case, results and comments
- All records should be retained for a minimum of seven (7) years following the last visit of the client, except in the case of a child (i.e. under 18 years of age) where records must be kept for seven (7) years after the child turns 21 years of age.
Informed consent must be obtained in writing before accepting a client and proceeding with any Chiron Healing® treatment. For any client under the age of 18 years, a parent or guardian’s permission must be obtained in writing before beginning any treatment.
- Any advertising (in relation to the practice of Chiron Healing®) must not be false, misleading, deceptive, designed to mislead or deceive, or likely to bring Chiron Healing® into disrepute.
- A member must not claim either directly or indirectly, in any advertisement that he/she is a specialist, or an expert, or a leader, or a consultant, without the written endorsement of the Committee.
- An advertisement may be considered false or misleading if it contains any claim that Chiron Healing® or the member treats, or can cure, any disease.
- An advertisement can be considered to bring Chiron Healing® into disrepute if it is disparaging of any other professional or profession, offers any prize, reward or inducement, contains material of a sexual, obscene or irreligious nature, is undignified, in bad taste or otherwise offensive or likely to harm the standing of Chiron Healing®.
- Canvassing or soliciting or any activity that hinders or prevents any citizen from going about their business in a public place may be deemed unprofessional and, therefore, should not be carried out without the prior approval of the Committee.
- The Association does not support any literature or pamphlets that have not been endorsed by the Committee.
- Advertising on electronic media: television, radio, video, cinema, internet, should comply with the above Regulations.
- A member shall not publish as his/her own work that which is not essentially his/her own or take credit for work that is not his/her own.
- A member must not try to prevent the publication of a critical review of his/her work.
- A member must not endorse favorably for personal or financial gain a work that he/she knows to be inadequate or harmful.
- Confidential material about clients or subjects, which might lead to their identification, must not be published without their permission.