OAR 334-030-0005
Standards and Objectives of Professional Conduct

(1) Standard I: Responsibility -- the relationship between the LMT and the profession. The LMT must:
(a) Acquire, maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence using scientific, clinical, technical, psychosocial and governmental sources of information;
(b) Act within the context of professional practice standards, codes of ethics, and relevant statutes and regulations;
(c) Consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and providing care and services;
(d) Represent all aspects of their professional capabilities and services honestly and accurately;
(e) Be accountable to their profession for establishing the quality and effectiveness of care and services, using their experience, professional education, and available resources;
(f) Establish relationships with other massage, bodywork or healthcare professionals to collaborate with, and to offer or receive consultation in the provision of services; and
(g) Be accountable for their actions and commitments and assume personal and professional responsibility to do their best.
(2) Standard II: Therapeutic Relationship -- the relationship between the LMT and the client. The LMT must:
(a) Be accountable to their clients for the quality and effectiveness of care and services and for creating the basic conditions and boundaries necessary to foster safety and trust in the client-professional relationship;
(b) Plan and provide care and services to the best of their abilities, in partnership with the client, based on client needs;
(c) Ensure that their actions with a client are based on understanding and implementing the core values of caring, respect, compassion, appropriate boundaries, and appropriate use of personal power;
(d) Develop alliances with the client, colleagues, other health care providers and the community to provide care and services that are safe, effective and appropriate to the client’s needs;
(e) Develop and incorporate respect for diverse client backgrounds in regard to a client’s clinical diagnosis, lifestyle, sexual orientation, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and socioeconomic background when planning and providing services;
(f) Act as an advocate for client and client’s needs;
(g) Support and respect the client’s right and responsibility for self-determination in making health care choices; and
(h) Base decisions and actions on behalf of a client on sound ethical reasoning and current principles of practice.
(3) Standard III: Critical Reflection -- the relationship of LMT to self. The LMT must:
(a) Use critical reflection in the assessment of professional and clinical situations for the development and provision of care and services;
(b) Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their professional practice activities;
(c) Modify and adapt professional practice activities, consistent with current professional standards and practices, in response to client needs, advancing knowledge and research, and social expectations; and
(d) Be an autonomous agent in planning and providing care and services to individuals, groups and the community.

Source: Rule 334-030-0005 — Standards and Objectives of Professional Conduct, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=334-030-0005.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 334-030-0005’s source at or​.us