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Code of Ethics

Person-centered supports
Promoting physical and emotional well-being
Integrity and responsibility
justice, fairness, and equity
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code of ethics - for new york's direct support professionals

CODE OF ETHICS For New York’s Direct Support Professionals

New York’s 90,000 direct support professionals now have a professional code to guide and maintain high standards for the life-changing work they do each day.

Most of us already have a personal set of values—or ethical code—that guides our lives. The Code of Ethics from the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals goes beyond personal values; defining the standards that guide our delivery of services and supports.

The NADSP Code of Ethics outlines standards of conduct and professionalism in nine areas.