Principles and Rules of Ethics

Professional and ethical integrity

A high standard of professional and ethical integrity is paramount in Speech-Language Therapists’ fulfillment of professional responsibilities.

The NZSTA Principles and Rules of Ethics have five key principles and related ethical rules. These principles are:

  • Beneficence and non-maleficence
  • Professional competence
  • Promotion and development of the profession
  • Professional integrity
  • Fairness

Members of the public and association are encouraged to make a complaint through the Ethical Complaints Process if they believe that these principles and rules have been breached.
To register a complaint or concern, complete the following online form.

For more information around the Ethics Complaint Procedure or the Ethical Procedure Committee, please email

Health & Disability Commissioner Complaint

Alternatively, you can make a complaint directly to the Health & Disability Commissioner by clicking here.