NYSDA Council on Ethics Issues Advisory Opinion on Internet Use
The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) Council on Ethics has issued an advisory opinion in response to member questions on how the NYSDA Code of Ethics applies to the Internet in all its forms. The basic guidance provided by the NYSDA Council on Ethics is that the NYSDA Code of Ethics applies equally to all uses of the Internet just as it would apply in any other context. The complete NYSDA Council on Ethics advisory opinion is below.
ADVISORY OPINION: ETHICAL CONDUCT AND THE INTERNET
The same rules of ethical conduct that exist for other forms of media in terms of advertising, patient privacy, and other ethical subjects covered by the Code also apply in the usage of the Internet and mobile devices, including but not limited to, social media applications.