40. Occupational therapists must avoid any situation where they would be in a conflict of interest.
Without restricting the generality of the preceding, occupational therapists are in a conflict of interest in particular when:
(1) the interests concerned are such that they may be influenced to favour certain interests other than those of their clients or when their judgment, objectivity, professional independence, integrity or loyalty towards their clients may be compromised;
(2) the circumstances offer them an undue advantage, either direct or indirect, real or potential.
When occupational therapists practice professional activities within a company or partnership, situations of conflict of interest are assessed with regard to all clients within the company or partnership.