An end of the month Board meeting was held in Naples, Florida. Among items up for discussion was one related to individuals purporting themselves to be CHT’s when in fact they are not.
This misrepresentation is important from several respects. First, it violates the ownership of the CHT Mark, which is held by the NBDHMT. It also suggests that the individual in question has achieved a level of professional training, knowledge, skills and certification that they have not. Finally, it does an injustice to patients who assume that their health care provider is qualified to the degree that they are not.
Because of the Board’s limited resources, it is not able to police the field of hyperbaric medicine. It relies, therefore, on others who may feel that a case of misrepresentation exists. Once alerted, the Board will investigate and take necessary action to preserve the integrity of hyperbaric medicine in general and the CHT program in particular. If you know of any possible misrepresentation, please do not hesitate to contact Board headquarters.
Dick Clarke, President
National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology
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Updated July 21, 2017