The purpose of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) is to promote excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies world wide. A primary goal of the Society is to promote the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice of laser medicine and surgery.
The Society serves its purpose and pursues this goal by promoting an active exchange of information, encouraging research in both clinical and non-clinical fields and monitoring the use of lasers in the health professions. The Society is an amalgamation of engineers, scientists, technologists, representatives of industry, physicians and other health care professionals. In order to promote patient welfare, the Society establishes this Code of Ethics as a standard of conduct to which each member is expected to adhere.
Membership in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery implies that both physician as well as non-physician members maintain the highest ethical standards and adhere to these tenets, standards, and principles, the ultimate goal of which is to benefit patient safety and care. Failure to uphold these tenets may subject the member to dismissal from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.