American Naturopathic

Medical Certification Board 

Code of Ethics

I will

  • First do no harm.  Primum no nocere;

  • Practice the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix natuae:

  • Identify and treat the cause. Tolle causam;

  • Treat the whole person. The multifactorial nature of health and disease;

  • Practice prevention. Prevention is the best "cure";

  • Not discriminate against clients or professionals based on race, religion, age, sex, handicaps, national ancestry, sexual orientation, or economic conditions;

  • Become aware of and abide by any, and all state and local regulations as laws vary from one state to another;

  • Not diagnose illness, prescribe drugs, or perform surgery;

  • Promise not to exceed my scope of practice, either in abilities or by law;

  • Promise to fulfill the necessary education on a continuing basis in order to advance my knowledge and skills as a natural health care provider;

  • Strive to be objective in the treatments of clients and performance of duties, recognizing the rights of all persons, and my limitations;

  • Distinguish clearly, between my statements and actions as an individual and as a representative of Natural Health Care;

  • Encourage policy, procedures, and personal practices which will enable others to conduct themselves in accordance with the values, goals, and objectives of the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board;

  • Provide full disclosure regarding the scope of my practice and my training and experience to clients;

  • Keep all information about my clients in strictest confidence, and shall only divulge such information when required by law or when authorized by the client;

  • Perform in a professional manner with proper respect for each client's dignity; I will not engage in inappropriate relationships or behavior with clients;

  • Display current ANMCB Certificates and this Code of Ethics in a prominent position in their premises within easy viewing of the patient;

  • Constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession.