Code of Ethics

The Osteopathic Cranial Academy is a professional membership organization with a mission, a vision and defined core values. Mindful that they represent the osteopathic medical profession, its members are expected to observe conscientiously these ethical standards:

TO be in all their work, truly professional, teachers and experts whose lessons are inculcated by personal example as well as by precept;

TO enrich and broaden their professional standing through further diligent pursuit of education and training;

TO adhere to the vision and teachings of Andrew Taylor Still, MD and William Garner Sutherland, DO embracing the concept that osteopathic treatment is part of a scientific body of complete medical care;

TO utilize every opportunity to improve public understanding of osteopathy and specifically osteopathy in the cranial field, the principles on which it is based and its role in improving health and wellness;

TO honor the public trust that osteopathic manipulation, as well as csteopathy in the cranial rield as taught by William Garner Sutherland DO, exist within the framework of the doctor-patient relationship and are guided by that tenet;

TO respect the Code of Ethics of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Osteopathy, as members of a component group of these Associations;

TO uphold the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of The Osteopathic Cranial Academy, to share freely with others their professional knowledge, to accept their share of leadership responsibility and to continually demonstrate integrity in their decisions and actions, seeking professional excellence honoring the legacy of our elders and the mission of The Osteopathic Cranial Academy.

Recognizing that each member has personal responsibility for the reputation and acceptance of osteopathy in the cranial field, we, the members of The Osteopathic Cranial Academy, subscribe to these statements of ethical standards conducive to the principles and the general welfare of all.