APA Adopts a “Code of Ethics and Discipline.”

Following closely on the heels of establishing an outside registry came APA’s first Code of Ethics and Discipline, adopted at its annual conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This code not only expanded on the primacy of the physician’s diagnosis and prescription in carrying out physical therapy treatments, but it also prohibited the procurement of patients through advertising as well as the criticism of physicians or colleagues in the presence of patients. Other things that weren’t covered in the code, such as how to behave around patients, were made clear in Physiotherapy Review editorials.

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