The mission of NOAP is to promote public safety through participation of healthcare professionals in monitored rehabilitation and recovery as an alternative to license discipline; emphasizing fitness to practice and retention of competent professionals.
As a member of the National Organization of Alternative Programs (NOAP), I will:
Adopt the highest standards of professional and personal conduct in fulfilling my responsibilities on behalf of NOAP and uphold all laws and regulations related to its activities.
Avoid any conflicts of interest in conducting NOAP and program business.
Observe appropriate professional boundaries with program participants, referral sources and others.
Exercise and insist on honesty and integrity in the conduct of NOAP’s affairs.
Maintain fidelity to the core values of NOAP and of the medical profession and effectively communicate and support those values in my work relationships and daily activities, both internal and external to NOAP.
Use only legal and ethical means in seeking to influence policies, legislation, or regulations on behalf of NOAP and individual state programs.
Serve all members of NOAP with loyalty and fairness, granting no special privileges to any individual member.
Refuse to engage in, or condone, discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
Respect the confidential relationships with members of NOAP and the information entrusted to me in the conduct of NOAP’s affairs.
Refuse to engage in, or condone, activities for personal gain at the expense of NOAP or its industry or profession.
Accept responsibility to further enhance and share my proficiency and knowledge through participation in continuing education, and through my interaction with others.
Strive for a healthy work environment in which integrity of personal conduct is maintained, and misuse of personal power, including sexual harassment, is not tolerated.
Adhere to relevant professional ethical codes.
These Principles have been developed by members of the National Organization of Alternative Programs and are offered to promote and maintain high standards of service and personal conduct in all members of NOAP.
Date of Adoption: June 2020