ADA/MDA Standards of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct
Journal of the Michigan Dental Association. 1998 Sep; 80(7): 40-42, 44-46, 61-62, 64-66.
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Code of Ethics: To Keep the Visual Welfare of the Patient Uppermost at All Times; to Promote in Every Possible Way, in Collaboration With This Association, Better Care of the Visual Needs of Mankind; to Enhance Continuously Their Educational And Technical Proficiency to the End That Their Patients Shall Receive the Benefits of All Acknowledged Improvements in Visual Care; That No Person Shall Lack for Visual Care, Regardless of His Financial Status; to Advise the Patient Whenever Consultation With an Optometric Colleague or Reference for Other Professional Care Seems Advisable; to Hold in Professional Confidence All Information Concerning a Patient and to Use Such Data Only for the Benefit of the Patient; to Conduct Themselves as Exemplary Citizens; to Maintain Their Offices and Their Practices in Keeping With Professional Standards; to Promote and Maintain Cordial and Unselfish Relationships With Members of Their Own Profession and of Other Professions for the Exchange of Information To the Advantage of Mank Foster, George E.; Bailey R. Norman; Werner, D. Leonard; Roth, Michael S.; Sterling, John; Classe, John G.; Haffner, Alden N.; Creasey, Larry; Walls, Lesley L.; Marenco, Marc (1994-06)