The International Association of Child Sleep Consultants Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of child sleep consulting. It is intended to establish and maintain high standards and professionalism for the child sleep consulting profession.
The principles do not cover every situation encountered by the practicing child sleep consultant, but are representative of the spirit with which child sleep consultants should make decisions. The principles are written generally; the circumstances of a situation will determine the interpretation and application of a given principle and of the Code as a whole. When a conflict exists between the Code and the law, the law prevails.
Members shall respect the rights, welfare and dignity of all.
1.1 Members shall not discriminate against any legally protected class.
1.2 Members shall be committed to providing competent advice and guidance.
1.3 Members shall preserve the confidentiality of privileged information and shall
not release such information to a third party not involved in the client’s care without a release unless required by law.
Members shall comply with the laws and regulations governing the practice of child sleep consulting.
2.1 Members shall comply with applicable local, state, and federal laws and
2.2 Members shall be familiar with and abide by all International Association of Child Sleep Consultants membership requirements, standards, rules and regulations as developed.
2.3 Members shall report illegal or unethical practices related to child sleep consulting to
the appropriate person or authority.
2.4 Members shall avoid substance abuse and, when necessary, seek rehabilitation
for chemical dependency.
2.5 Members shall have no prior criminal convictions or if so, have satisfactorily explained such convictions to The Board.
Members shall maintain and promote high standards in their provision of services.
3.1 Members shall not misrepresent, either directly or indirectly, their skills,
training, professional credentials, identity or services.
3.2 Members shall provide only those services for which they are qualified through
education or experience and which are allowed by their practice acts and other
3.3 Members shall provide services, make referrals, and seek compensation only
for those services that are necessary.
3.4 Members shall recognize the need for continuing education and participate in
educational activities that enhance their skills and knowledge.
3.5 Members shall educate those whom they supervise in the practice of child sleep consulting about the Code of Ethics and stress the importance of adherence.
3.6 Members who are researchers or educators should maintain and promote
ethical conduct in research and educational activities.
Members shall not engage in conduct that could be construed as a conflict of interest or
that reflects negatively on the profession.
4.1 Members should conduct themselves personally and professionally in a manner
that does not compromise their professional responsibilities or the practice of
child sleep consulting.
4.2 International Association of Child Sleep Consultants current or past volunteer leaders shall not use the IACSC logo in the endorsement of products or services or exploit their affiliation with the IACSC in a manner that reflects badly upon the profession.
4.3 Members shall not place financial gain above the client‘s welfare and shall not
participate in any arrangement that exploits the patient.
Allegations of violation to this code of ethics brought-forth on any good-standing member of the IACSC should be submitted in writing to the IACSC Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee will investigate allegations and determine impact on membership status, which may include membership revocation. In the instance of revocation of membership, no dues will be refunded.