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Issue Date: November/December 2020
Published Online: December 21, 2020
Updated: December 22, 2020
AOTA 2020 Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics
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AOTA Official Documents
Official Documents   |   December 21, 2020
AOTA 2020 Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2020, Vol. 74, 7413410005. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S3006
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2020, Vol. 74, 7413410005. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S3006
Preamble
Abstract
Preamble:

Preamble  The 2020 Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (the Code) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is designed to reflect the dynamic nature of the occupational therapy profession, the evolving health care environment, and emerging technologies that can present potential ethical concerns in practice, research, education, and policy. AOTA members are committed to promoting inclusion, participation, safety, and well-being for all recipients of service in various stages of life, health, and illness and to empowering all beneficiaries of service to meet their occupational needs. Recipients of services may be persons, groups, families, organizations, communities, or populations (AOTA, 2020).