State Codes of Ethics

Codes of ethics or professional conduct are principles designed to help professionals conduct business honestly and with integrity, and 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. This information is reviewed on an annual basis; however, statutes and regulations may change at any time so 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 [PDF] – see Chapter 870-X-6

Alaska

Grounds for Discipline: Alaska Statutes and Regulations [PDF]

Arizona

Code of Ethics: Arizona Administrative Code 36-1934

Arkansas

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

California

Grounds for Discipline: Laws and Regulations

Colorado

Grounds for Discipline: Audiology Laws, Rules, and Policies

Grounds for Discipline: Speech-Language Pathology Laws, Rules, and Policies

Connecticut

Grounds for Discipline: Audiology,  Connecticut General Statutes – see Section 20-395f

Grounds for Discipline: Speech-Language Pathology, Connecticut General Statutes – see Section 20-414

Delaware

Code of Ethics: Delaware Administrative Code [PDF] – see Section 9.0

Grounds for Discipline: Delaware Code, Chapter 37 

District of Columbia

Code of Ethics*: Audiology Municipal Regulations [PDF] – see 7813.1

Code of Ethics*: Speech-Language Pathology Municipal Regulations [PDF] – see 7913.1

Florida

Grounds for Discipline: Florida Administrative Code – see Disciplinary Guidelines

Georgia

Code of Ethics: Georgia Rules and Regulations – see Chapter 609-4

Hawaii

Grounds for Discipline: Hawaii Revised Statutes [PDF] (see Section 468E-13) and Hawaii Administrative Rules [PDF] (see Subchapter 8, 16-100-48)

Idaho

Code of Ethics: Idaho Administrative Code [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline: Idaho Statute 54-2923

Illinois

Code of Ethics*: Illinois Administrative Code, Professional Conduct Standards

Indiana

Code of Ethics: Indiana Code and Administrative Code [PDF] – see 880 IAC 1-1-7

 Grounds for Discipline: Indiana Code and Administrative Code [PDF] – see 880 IAC 1-1-6

Iowa

Code of Ethics: Iowa Administrative Code [PDF] – see 304.2(31)

Grounds for Discipline: Iowa Administrative Code [PDF] – see 304.2(272C)

Kansas

Grounds for Discipline: Kansas Statute 65-6508 and Kansas Administrative Regulations [PDF] – see 28-61-11

Kentucky

Code of Ethics: Kentucky Administrative Regulations [PDF] – see 17:041

Grounds for Discipline: Kentucky Administrative Regulations [PDF] – see 334A.180

Louisiana

Code of Ethics: Louisiana Rules, Regulations, and Procedures [PDF] – see Chapter 7

Grounds for Discipline: Louisiana Rules, Regulations, and Procedures [PDF] – see Chapter 2, section 135

Maine

Code of Ethics: Maine Regulations 02-643 [DOC] – see Chapter 11

Grounds for Discipline: Maine Regulations 02-643 [DOC] – see Chapter 12

Maryland

Code of Ethics: Maryland Regulations [PDF] – see Chapter 2

Grounds for Discipline: Maryland Regulations [PDF] – see Chapter 13 

Massachusetts

Code of Ethics*: Massachusetts Regulations – see section 1.03 (17)

Grounds for Discipline: Massachusetts Regulations – see section 1.03

Michigan

Grounds for Discipline: Michigan Administrative Code [PDF] – see 333.16221

Minnesota

Grounds for Discipline: Minnesota Statutes 148.5195

Mississippi

Code of Ethics: Mississippi Regulations Governing Licensure [PDF] – see Rule 10.8.2

Grounds for Discipline: Mississippi Regulations Governing Licensure [PDF] – see Rule 10.8.1

Missouri

Code of Ethics: Missouri Code Regulations [PDF]

Grounds for Discipline: Missouri Revised Statutes 345.065

Montana

Grounds for Discipline: Montana Administrative Rules 24.222.2301

Nebraska

Grounds for Discipline: Nebraska Administrative Rules and Regulations [PDF] – see 23-006

Nevada

Code of Ethics*: Nevada Administrative Code – Chapter 637B.040

Grounds for Discipline:  Nevada Administrative Code – Chapter 637B.046

New Hampshire

Code of Ethics: Audiology – New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules – see HCP 501

Code of Ethics*: Speech-Language Pathology – New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules – see SPE 503

New Jersey

Code of Ethics: New Jersey Administrative Code [PDF] – see 44C-8

Grounds for Discipline: New Jersey Administrative Code [PDF] – see 44C-10

New Mexico

Code of Ethics: New Mexico Administrative Code [PDF] – see 16.26.9.8

Grounds for Discipline:  New Mexico Administrative Code [PDF] – see 16.26.7.7

New York

Grounds for Discipline: New York Laws, Rules and Regulations – see 29.2

North Carolina

Code of Ethics: North Carolina Administrative Code [PDF] – see 64.0301

Grounds for Discipline:  North Carolina Administrative Code [PDF] – see 90.301

North Dakota

Code of Ethics: North Dakota Administrative Code [PDF] – see 11-02-02

Grounds for Discipline: North Dakota Century Code [PDF] – see 43.37.13

Ohio

Code of Ethics: Ohio Administrative Code – see 4753-9-01

Grounds for Discipline: Ohio Revised Code – see 4753.10

Oklahoma

Code of Ethics: Oklahoma Administrative Code [PDF] – see 690:15-1-1, 1-2, 1-3

Grounds for Discipline: Oklahoma Administrative Code [PDF] – see 690:15-1-4

Oregon

Code of Ethics: Oregon Administrative Rules 335-005-0010

Pennsylvania

Code of Ethics: Pennsylvania Code 45.102

Rhode Island

Code of Ethics*: Rhode Island Code Rules [PDF] – see 5.1(j)

Grounds for Discipline: Rhode Island Code Rules [PDF] – see 5.1(j)

South Carolina

Code of Ethics: South Carolina Code Regulations [PDF] – see 115-7

Grounds for Discipline: South Carolina Code Unannotated – see 40-67-110

South Dakota

Code of Ethics*: Speech-Language Pathology, South Dakota Administrative Rules – 20:79:06:04

Grounds for Discipline: Audiology, South Dakota Codified Laws – 36-24-19.1

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

Tennessee

Grounds for Discipline: Tennessee Rules and Regulations [PDF] – see 1370-01-.13

Texas

Grounds for Discipline: Texas Occupations Code [PDF] – see 401.451

Utah

Code of Ethics*: Utah Administrative Code [PDF] – see R156-41-502 (5)

Grounds for Discipline:  Utah Administrative Code [PDF] – see R156-41-502

Vermont

Code of Ethics *: Vermont Statutes – see 4464 (b) (16)

Grounds for Discipline: Vermont Statutes – see 4464

Virginia

Code of Ethics: Virginia Legislative Code, Regulations Governing the Practice of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology – see Part V

Grounds for Discipline: Virginia Legislative Code, Regulations Governing the Practice of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology – see Part V 18VAC30-21-160

Washington

Grounds for Discipline: Washington Revised Code 18.130.180

West Virginia

Code of Ethics: West Virginia Code – see 29-5-2

Grounds for Discipline: West Virginia Code – see 30-32-19

Wisconsin

Grounds for Discipline: Wisconsin Statutes [PDF] – see 459.10

Wyoming

Code of Ethics*:  Wyoming Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Rules and Regulations – see Chapter 1, Section 6 and Chapter 11, Section 3

Grounds for Discipline: Wyoming Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Rules and Regulations – see Chapter 9, Section 2

 

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

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