Code of Conduct & Constitution

NHAA Code of Conduct

The NHAA code of conduct, which has been updated in August 2021, is available here.

This Code seeks to assist and support Members of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) to deliver effective health services within an ethical framework. Practitioners have a duty to make the care of patients or clients their first concern and to practise safely and effectively. Maintaining a high level of professional competence and conduct is essential for good care.

The Code contains important standards for practitioner behaviour in relation to:
• providing good care, including shared decision making
• working with patients or clients
• working with other practitioners
• working within the health care system
• minimising risk
• maintaining professional performance
• professional behaviour and ethical conduct
• ensuring practitioner health
• teaching, supervising, and assessing.

Practitioners have a professional responsibility to be familiar with this Code and to apply the guidance it contains.

This Code will be used:
• to support individual practitioners in the challenging task of providing good health care and fulfilling their professional roles and to provide a framework to guide professional judgment
• as an additional resource for a range of uses that contribute to enhancing the culture of professionalism in the Australian health system: for example, in practitioner education; orientation, induction and supervision of students; and by administrators and policy makers in hospitals, health services and other institutions. Practitioners must always act in accordance with the law.

NHAA Constitution

The new NHAA Constitution was adopted during the NHAA AGM held on the 26th of October 2023.