Ethics & Professional Conduct
The Ethics & Disciplinary Committee (Committee) is responsible for oversight of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice which serve to protect the public. The Committee assesses formal complaints and oversees the disciplinary process for ABRET. The Committee has jurisdiction over all ABRET credentialed technologists and both current and prospective ABRET examination applicants.
ABRET seeks to encourage, establish and maintain the highest standards and principles of EEG, Evoked Potential Technology, Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring, and Long Term Monitoring.
ABRET Registered and Certified Technologists have a professional responsibility to their patients, society, other health care professionals, and to themselves.
The following is a summary of the violations that have been reported and decided by the Committee since 2004:
- cases involved falsification of credentials
- cases of unprofessional behavior
- candidates provided false information on their application
- technologist was found guilty of sexual misconduct
- episodes of misuse of ABRET trademarks
- cases were investigated for reports of cheating
The above resulted in a variety of actions including probation, loss of credentials, being banned from taking ABRET examinations, and indirectly, loss of employment.
If someone feels that an individual has violated ABRET’s Code of Ethics or Standards of Practice, a complaint should be filed with the Executive Office. A Reporting Form is available at www.abret.org under “Standards of Practice”.