DISASTER PLANNING INSTRUCTOR - CODE OF ETHICS
1. The Equine and Livestock Disaster Planning Instructor ("ELDPI") is not a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine and will not identify him or herself in any such capacity, nor diagnose illness or condition nor provide advice nor administer medications.
2. The ELDIP is not Police, Fire, EMS, nor military and will at all times adhere to the direction and legalities of the commanding officer on any scene, in any disaster, despite the circumstances.
3. The ELDPI will at all times consider the needs and safety of the horse(s) and any livestock or animals on hand while teaching Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness, in order to ensure proper care and treatment of the animals.
4. Animals are living, breathing, reacting creatures. While teaching, The ELDPI will consider the safety of the students at all times.
5. The ELDPI will provide assistance in an emergency as requested by First Responders, recognizing that they are civilians and must adhere to the directions of the scene director.
5. The ELDPI is representing Equi-Health Aid Canada and Equi-First Aid USA and will strive to maintain the high standards set for its Instructors.
6. The ELDPI is responsible for ensuring that all students leave his or her course with an acceptable level of understanding of the course content, as well as an understanding of what may occur in a natural disaster and how to be prepared for either evacuation or staying in place with a 72 hour plan.
7. The ELDPI will strive to improve his or her equine, disaster protocols, disaster behavior, and bio-security knowledge and skills, and are encouraged to collaborate with other professionals in the equine world.
8. The ELDPI is entitled to charge fees for professional services, however regardless of fees charged or received, the quality of instruction must be maintained with the usual professional standard.