As the international leader for the healthcare regulatory profession, RAPS has initiated and supported the development of this code of ethics for the profession. Following a series of surveys and focus groups held over two years, a task force of volunteers was convened in February 2003. Their work, reviewed and shaped by many regulatory professionals, forms this code.
The task force identified eight core values that regulatory professionals embrace. The principles embodied by these core values are outlined in the section (below) entitled "Summary of Fundamental Principles." Following that, each core value is presented with suggested behaviors that should be encouraged or discouraged.
RAPS believes that this is a living document and encourages your feedback. Use this code of conduct in your work and share it with your colleagues and employer.
Help shape RAPS Code of Ethics—volunteer for the Ethics Committee.