All registrants of the College are required to adhere to accepted standards of professional conduct and competence.  The College will investigate all complaints of alleged instances of “professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming the profession, incompetence or incapacity”. NSCASLP includes under “professional misconduct” such conduct or acts relevant to a profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may include

  1. failing to maintain the standards of practice,
  2. failing to uphold any codes of ethics adopted by the College,
  3. abusing a person verbally, physically, emotionally or sexually,
  4. misappropriating personal property, drugs or other property belonging to a client or a member's employer,
  5. wrongfully abandoning a client,
  6. neglecting to provide care to a client,
  7. failing to exercise appropriate discretion in respect of the disclosure of confidential information,
  8. falsifying records,
  9. inappropriately using professional status for personal gain,
  10. promoting for personal gain any drug, device, treatment, procedure, product or service that is unnecessary, ineffective or unsafe,
  11. publishing, or causing to be published, any advertisement that is false, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading,
  12. engaging or assisting in fraud, misrepresentation, deception or concealment of a material fact when applying for or securing registration or a licence or taking any examination provided for in this Act, including using fraudulently procured credentials, and
  13. taking or using a protected title or describing the person's activities as a profession in any advertisement or publication, including business cards, websites or signage, unless the referenced activity falls within the definition of the relevant profession;