Independent Audiologists Australia Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct
A patient may be referred to an IAA
member by another healthcare practitioner or may be recommended by word of
mouth. Patients may be seen without
If evident that a patient’s needs
would be better met by seeking the care of another practitioner, the patient should
be referred to an appropriate specialist.
The audiologist must be clear that any patient may attend a practitioner
of his or her own choice. A letter
setting out any relevant information should be provided.
Where a patient requires referral
to another person, both parties can independently
charge fees for services provided.
No fees are paid to third parties
for referrals or recommendations.
Reports are signed by the attending
practitioner and clearly show the name and contact details of the clinic.
Any documents signed by IAA members
in their professional capacity are checked for accuracy.
Statements of fact and expressions
of opinion are clearly differentiated.
Patients have the right to be
provided with a copy of any relevant report on request.