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CORU Opens Public Consultation on the Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics 2017

CORU Opens Public Consultation on the Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics 2017

The role of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.

In 2010, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council at CORU developed a Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics detailing common standards across its regulated professions. The Framework Code is for use by each Registration Board to adopt its own Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.

This Code outlines the standards of ethical behaviour, conduct and performance that the public expects from registrants. Each year registrants will be asked to pledge that they comply with the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. It is essential that all registrants read, understand and meet the standards set out in this Code. Failure to meet the standards could result in a complaint of professional misconduct being made about the registrant. Under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, professional misconduct is defined as any act, omission or pattern of conduct of the registrant that is a breach of the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics adopted by the Registration Board of that profession.

The Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics was reviewed and updated in 2013 and a further review and update is now being undertaken due to changes in legislation and policy.

The Council now seeks the views of the public, the professions, representative bodies and other interested parties on the Draft Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics 2017

To read the draft document, please click on the link below:
Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics 2017
How to submit your views:
• By completing the online consultation feedback form by clicking on the corresponding link below: Online Consultation Feedback Form
• By emailing consultation@coru.ie
• In writing to: Public Consultation, CORU, Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street, Dublin 2, D02 Y729.
Closing Date:
The consultation process will close at 12pm (noon) on Friday 15 September 2017. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered.

A report outlining the consultation process will be published later in the year on www.coru.ie following consideration of all submissions.

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