OUR ETHICS

Setting the Standard

As a means of promoting the highest quality of professional and personal conduct of its members, the following constitutes IACFT’s Code of Ethics which is endorsed by all members of the Alliance:

  • Every member shall refrain from exercising professional or personal conduct adverse to the best interests and objectives of the Alliance.

  • The objectives of membership within the Alliance shall be:

    • to promote professionalism, honesty, integrity, objectivity and competency in the membership’s actions and associated activities;

    • to promote education for and research in clinical and/or forensic toxicology;

    • to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of clinical and/or forensic toxicology;

    • to promote international communications; and

    • to plan, organize, administer and enhance virtual meetings in multiple languages made available to all members for the stimulation and advancement of these and related purposes.

  • No member of the Alliance shall materially misrepresent their education, training, experience, certification, area of expertise, or membership status within the Alliance.

  • No member of the Alliance shall materially misrepresent data or scientific principles upon which his or her conclusion or professional opinion is based.

  • No member of the Alliance shall testify under oath or offer expert opinions outside of the limits of individual competence and generally accepted scientific principles.

  • No member of the Alliance shall receive remuneration for their work towards the activities of the Alliance.

  • No member of the Alliance shall issue public statements that appear to represent the position of the Alliance without first obtaining specific authority from the Board Trustees.

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