Preamble and Fundamental Canon
(1)In order to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Oregon and to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and practice, the following Standards of Professional Conduct must be binding on every person holding a license to practice massage in this state.
(2)The Standards of Professional Conduct as promulgated herein are an exercise of the authority vested in the Board by acts of the legislature.
(3)All persons licensed under ORS 687 are charged with having knowledge of the existence of these Standards of Professional Conduct and must be deemed to be familiar with their provisions and to understand them. Such knowledge must encompass the understanding that the practice of massage is a privilege as opposed to a right.
(4)The Board may establish guidelines for ethical decision-making that are congruent with the standards of professional conduct promulgated by the Board. Such guidelines may be modified or revised at the Board’s discretion. The Board must use current standards of practice and codes of ethics in the field of massage and bodywork as well as relevant statutes and regulations in establishing guidelines for ethical decision-making. A copy of any such guidelines or change must be published in the Board’s newsletter and relevant professional publications in the field of massage and bodywork.
(5)All LMT’s, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, must comply with the Standards and Objectives of Professional Conduct.
Rule 334-030-0001 — Preamble and Fundamental Canon,