Every applicant and every CRA must agree in writing to adhere to the CRA Code of Ethics and to all CRA policies and procedures. The CRA Code of Ethics has been adopted to maintain and promote the highest standards of professional and personal conduct among CRA. Adherence to these standards is expected from CRAs and serves to assure public confidence in the integrity and service of CRAs.
CRAs recognize their responsibility to uphold and maintain high professional and ethical standards. As a condition of certification, CRAs agree to adhere to the following Code of Ethics in their professional interaction with patients, colleagues, vendors, and other health professionals:
- A CRA will conduct business in a manner that is honest, professional, impartial, and fair to all stakeholders.
- A CRA will not willfully engage in, assist, or be a party to any conduct or practice which is or could be considered fraudulent, illegal, or deceptive.
- A CRA will not willfully engage in, assist, or be a party to any conduct or practice that is likely to discredit the profession, compromise professional conduct or create a conflict of interest.
- A CRA will protect and maintain the confidentiality of privileged information, including but not limited to patient and organizational information.
- A CRA will uphold all fiduciary and professional responsibilities in his or her employment.
- A CRA will represent his or her qualifications and certifications (including professional and educational achievements) honestly and in a manner that is not false or misleading.
- A CRA will promote the safety and health of his/her employees, patients, and the public.
- A CRA will act in compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to the profession.
- A CRA will uphold the requirements for any licensure or certifications the CRA may hold.
- A CRA will continue to adhere to all CRA policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
An applicant who has been convicted of, or pled guilty or “nolo contendere” to a health care related felony is ineligible to sit for the examination.