The Committee on Professional Ethics is responsible for:
- Educating the membership as to the NATA Code of Ethics (“Code”) and Membership Standards (“Standards”) and the process for adjudicating complaints against members;
- Periodically reviewing and recommending changes in the Code and Standards, as well as the Policies and Procedures for Processing Complaints of Ethical Violations;
- Addressing complaints of alleged violations of the Code and Standards;
- Responding to requests for interpretations of the Code and Standards; and,
- Ensuring that the Code and Standards, as well as the complaint process, are not in conflict with any federal or state laws, rules and regulations, or any policies of the NATA.
- Reviewing applications for membership reinstatement.
- Reviewing membership applications with Self-Report Felonies.
Anyone having information regarding allegations of ethical violations, and wishing to supply such information to NATA, shall supply this information, with as much specificity and documentation as possible, by completing the NATA Ethics Complaint Reporting Form. All ethics complaints are taken seriously and follow the detailed process outlined below that provides confidentiality and due process to all parties.
COPE Disciplinary Actions Database
If the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) has taken disciplinary action against an individual, the public documents related to the action are available and posted on the COPE Disciplinary Action website. The Disciplinary Action database contains final NATA disciplinary actions that have been deemed public.
- NATA Code of Ethics
- NATA Ethics Complaint Process
- NATA Membership Standards & Sanctions
- Athletic Training’s Shared Professional Values
- Procedures for Processing Complaints of Ethical Violations
- Procedures for Members with Self-Reported Criminal Convictions