NATA Professional Responsibility
Revering and Adhering to Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory (LER) Professional Practice Standards
The Professional Responsibility Committee (PRC) was founded and approved by the NATA Board of Directors June 2016. The first conference call (Oct. 7, 2016) focused on research up-dates, drop box information, and projects/activities.
The mission of the Professional Responsibility Committee (PRC) is: to support the legal, ethical, and regulatory (LER) practice standards1 by encouraging and promoting adherence.
1 LER standards are broadly used to include, for example, NATA Code of Ethics; Bioethical Principles; Values and Ethics of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice; BOC Standards of Professional Practice, State Practice Acts; laws (FERPA, OSHA, HIPAA) that impact professional practice.
1. streamlining LER resources
2. educating professionals how to exercise those LER standards
3. establishing an online presence
Rationale to add standing committee includes advancing conjoined LER issues
To date, no other NATA committee has the primary charge to advance conjoined-LER-issues and adherence of professional standards1 through professional development and support.
NATA Districts (Districts 1-10); Strategic Alliance (BOC, CAATE, Foundation); KEY NATA COMMITTEES (GAC, COPA, COPE, Federal Legislative)
NATA PRC makes a good-faith effort to provide the membership with educational materials that may be useful in understanding legal/ethical/regulatory (LER) issues, practice standards, and adherence. Members needing legal advice should consult an attorney.
Developed an infographic for the new mentorship program
Legal Newsletter: PRC Column
PRC will write a column for the NEW Quarterly Legal Newsletter
FIRST PRC Column (Jan 2017) is submitted - Standing Orders: What Do They Mean, and Do I Need One?
NATA AT Documentation Work Group – Looking at creative ways under the legal, ethical, and regulatory (LER) umbrella for the PRC and the Work group to disseminate AT documentation guidance