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Ethical Conduct of Orthotic and Prosthetic Practitioners

In keeping with the Academy's mission and being that the Academy is the professional organization representing practitioners credentialed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), it is a primary objective of the Academy to support professional and ethical conduct among all ABC certified practitioners. The Academy fully supports the enforcement of the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility and encourages the truthful reporting of unethical conduct to the Professional Discipline Committee of ABC for the appropriate action.

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Providing Expert Witness Testimony

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) is the premier organization representing professionals in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. The Academy is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

To avoid any confusion as to whether an individual presenting or testifying represents the Academy, all officers, directors, and members of committees and societies who provide testimony as an "expert witness" shall preface any statement they may give with the following:  

I am testifying as a private clinician. I possess credentials from (insert name of credentialing body or bodies) and am testifying as an expert in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. I do not represent in any capacity an officer, director, or agent of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.


American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 760
Bethesda, MD 20814

(202) 380-3663