American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

State Codes of Ethics

Codes of ethics or professional conduct are principles designed to help professionals conduct business honestly and with integrity. They are generally aspirational in nature. Where a state has a code in statute or regulation, we have included the link below. If a state does not reference a specific code, we have included what constitutes grounds for discipline. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that statutes and regulations may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

If you are interested in advocating for a code of ethics in your state practice act, you can use ASHA’s Code of Ethics as suggested language.

Alabama

Code of Ethics - Alabama Administrative Code r. 870-X-6 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Alabama Administrative Code r. 870-X-4-.06 [PDF]

Alaska

Grounds for Discipline - Alaska Stat. §08.11.080, .085 [PDF]

Arizona

Grounds for Discipline - Arizona Rev. Stat. §17-36-1934

Arkansas

Code of Ethics - State of Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Rules and Regulations, Section 8 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Arkansas Code §17-100-307 [PDF]

California

Grounds for Discipline - California Code Regs. tit. 16, §1399.155

Colorado

Grounds for Discipline: Audiology - Colorado Rev. Stat. §12-5.5-105 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline: Speech-Language Pathology - Colorado Rev. Stat. §12-43.7-110 [PDF]

Connecticut

Grounds for Discipline: Audiology - Connecticut Gen. Stat. § 397a-20-395f

Grounds for Discipline: Speech-Language Pathology - Connecticut Gen. Stat. § 399-20-414

Delaware

Code of Ethics - 24 Deleware Admin Code 3700 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Delaware Code tit. 24 §3715

District of Columbia

Code of Ethics: Audiology* - D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 17 §7813 [PDF]

Code of Ethics: Speech-Language Pathology* - D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 17 § 7913 [PDF]

Florida

Grounds for Discipline - Florida Admin. Code r. 64B20-7.001

Georgia

Code of Ethics - Georgia Comp. R. & Regs. r. 609-4

Hawaii

Grounds for Discipline - Hawaii Rev. Stat. §468E-13 [PDF] & Hawaii Admin. R. §16-100-48 [PDF]

Idaho

Grounds for Discipline - Idaho Code § 54-2923

Illinois

Code of Ethics* - Illinois Admin. Code tit. 68 § 1465.95 (p)

Grounds for Discipline - Illinois Admin. Code tit. 68 § 1465.95

Indiana

Code of Ethics - Indiana Admin. Code tit. 880, r. 1-1-7 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Indiana Admin. Code tit. 880, r. 1-1-6 [PDF]

Iowa

Code of Ethics - Iowa Admin. Code r. 304.2 (31) [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Iowa Admin. Code r. 304.2 [PDF]

Kansas

Grounds for Discipline - Kansas Stat. Ann. §65-6508 and Kansas Admin. Reg. 28-61-11 [PDF]

Kentucky

Code of Ethics - 201 Kentucky Admin. Regs. 17:041 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Kentucky Rev. Stat. Ann. §334A.180 [PDF]

Louisiana

Code of Ethics - Louisiana Admin. Code tit. 46, §701 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Louisiana Rev. Stat. Ann. §37-34-2622 [PDF]

Maine

Code of Ethics - Code Maine R. §02-643-12 [DOC]

Grounds for Discipline - Maine Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 32, §17307

Maryland

Code of Ethics - Maryland Regs. Code tit. 10, §41-02 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Maryland Code Ann. Health Occ. 2-401, et. seq.

Massachusetts

Code of Ethics* - Massachusetts Regs. Code tit. 260 §1.03 (17)

Grounds for Discipline - Massachussets Regs. Code tit. 260 §1.03

Michigan

Grounds for Discipline - Michigan Admin. Code r. 333.16221 [PDF]

Minnesota

Grounds for Discipline - Minnesota Stat. §148.5195 [PDF]

Mississippi

Code of Ethics - Regulations Governing Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Rule 10.8.2 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Regulations Governing Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 10.8.1 [PDF]

Missouri

Code of Ethics - Missouri Code Regs. Ann. tit. 20 §2150-4.080 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Missouri Rev. Stat. §345.065

Montana

Grounds for Discipline - Montana Admin. R. 24.222.2301

Nebraska

Grounds for Discipline - Nebraska Admin. R. & Regs. §172-23-006 [PDF]

Nevada

Code of Ethics* - Nevada Admin. Code ch. 637B, § 040

Grounds for Discipline - Nevada Admin. Code ch. 637B, §046

New Hampshire

Code of Ethics: Audiology - New Hampshire Code Admin. R. Ann. HCP 501

Code of Ethics: Speech-Language Pathology* - New Hampshire Code Admin. R. Ann. SPE 503.01

New Jersey

Code of Ethics - New Jersey Admin. Code tit. 13 §44C-8 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - New Jersey Admin. Code tit. 13 §44C-10.0 [PDF]

New Mexico

Code of Ethics - New Mexico Code tit. 16 §26.9.8 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - New Mexico Admin. Code tit. 16 §26.7.7 [PDF]

New York

Grounds for Discipline - New York Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, §29.2

North Carolina

Code of Ethics - North Carloina Admin. Code tit. 21, r. 64.0301 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - North Carolina Gen. Stat. §90-301 [PDF]

North Dakota

Code of Ethics - North Dakota Admin. Code §11-02-02 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - North Dakota Cent. Code §43-37-13 [PDF]

Ohio

Code of Ethics - Ohio Admin. Code §4753-9-01

Grounds for Discipline - Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §4753.10

Oklahoma

Code of Ethics - Oklahoma Admin. Code §690:15-1 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Oklahoma Admin. Code §690:15-1-4 [PDF]

Oregon

Code of Ethics - Oregon Admin. R. 335-005

Pennsylvania

Code of Ethics - 49 Pennsylvania Code §45.102

Rhode Island

Code of Ethics* - Rhode Island Code R. 5-48-SPA, 5.1(j) [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Rhode Island Code R. 5-48-SPA, 5.1 [PDF]

South Carolina

Code of Ethics - South Carolina Code. Regs. §115-7

Grounds for Discipline - South Carolina Code Ann. §40-67-110

South Dakota

Code of Ethics: Speech-Language Pathology* - South Dakota Admin. R. 20:79:06:04

Grounds for Discipline: Audiology - South Dakota Codified Laws §36-24-39.1

Grounds for Discipline: Speech-Language Pathology - South Dakota Codified Laws §36-37-23

Tennessee

Grounds for Discipline - Tenn Comp. R. & Regs. 1370-01-.13 [PDF]

Texas

Code of Ethics - 22 Texas Admin. Code §741.41

Grounds for Discipline - Texas Occ. Code Ann. §401.451

Utah

Code of Ethics* - Utah Admin. Code §156-41-502 (5) [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Utah Admin. Code §156-41-502 [PDF]

Vermont

Code of Ethics* - Vermont Ann. tit. 26 §4464 (b) (16)

Grounds for Discipline: Vermont Ann tit. 26 §4464

Virginia

Grounds for Discipline - 8 Virginia Code 30-20-280

Washington

Grounds for Discipline - Washington Rev. Code §18.130.180

West Virginia

Code of Ethics - West Virginia Code St. R. tit. 29 §5

Grounds for Discipline - West Virginia Code §30-32-19

Wisconsin

Grounds for Discipline - Wisconsin Admin. Code § HAS 6.18 [PDF]

Wyoming

Code of Ethics - Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Rules and Regulations, Ch. 10 [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline - Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Rules and Regulations, Ch. 8 [PDF]

 

* Adopts or refers to a version of ASHA's Code of Ethics

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