Consistent with the intent of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, the CRCC Ethics Committee recommends that rehabilitation counselors who are considering seeking advisory opinions first consult with other rehabilitation counselors and colleagues who are knowledgeable about ethics in order to attempt to resolve questions that may easily be addressed by other knowledgeable parties. If these attempts do not result in a resolution in the matter, individuals may request advisory opinions from the CRCC Ethics Committee.
Guidelines for Requesting an Advisory Opinion from the CRCC Ethics Committee
The CRCC Ethics Committee provides advisory opinions on select situations having ethical implications. These advisory opinions are provided as a general educational service and are rendered in response to limited and unverified information provided to the committee. If consulting colleagues and other rehabilitation counselors does not result in resolution of the matter, individuals may request advisory opinions from the CRCC Ethics Committee by applying the guidelines in the document linked below. CRCC advisory opinions should be regarded only as general educational assistance, and not as specific direction in any particular instance.
Advisory Opinions Issued by the CRCC Ethics Committee
CRCC's Ethics Committee routinely responds to requests for advisory opinions related to the application of CRC/CCRC Code of Ethics. Available for review is a compilation of the essence of the questions presented dating back to 1996, as well as the Committee’s response and Code citations. A convenient index allows individuals to review all opinions relating to a particular Standard of the Code. Not all Standards will have inquiries or advisory opinions.