CMHCs recognize they have a moral, legal, and ethical responsibility to the community and to the general public. CMHCs are aware of the prevailing community and cultural values, and the impact of professional standards on the community.
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In their professional roles, CMHCs may be expected or required to make public statements providing counseling information or professional opinions, or supply information about the availability of counseling products and services. CMHCs accurately represent their education, professional qualifications, licenses, and credentials. Public statements serve the purpose of providing information to aid the public in making informed judgments and choices. Public statements will be consistent with this AMHCA Code of Ethics.