COMPETENCY AND TRAINING
One of the primary tasks of the IAACN is the assurance of
competency and skills of its professional members. This function is
addressed through uniform and rigorous standards, and through mandatory
continuing education programs. Oversight is by the IAACN Continuing
Education Standing Committee. Examination training, examination and
certification is the responsibility of the CNCB, which is composed of
experts in the field of clinical nutrition and preventive medicine. CNCB
strives to maintain the standards set by the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) in Washington, D.C.
ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY
Through the establishment of a uniform Code of Ethics,
members must exemplify and maintain a high level of personal and
professional ethics. The Code requires members to maintain honesty,
integrity, and fairness in dealing with clients, fellow professionals,
and the general public. It further encourages community service, and
social responsibility to the profession.
The IAACN seeks to protect and uphold the public freedom
of health care choice and the rights to choose nutritional alternatives.
The field of nutrition economically impacts substantial industries, many
of which have lobbied for restrictive legislation denying public access
to clinical nutritionists. IAACN monitors these activities and informs
members how to effectively counteract such legislative efforts through