This document outlines the principles and standards for endorsement of a course, program, event, service, product or activity (the “activity”) by ASLM.
Conceptually, endorsement by ASLM operates in a similar fashion to the common ‘tick’ approach; in our case utilising a ‘Lifestyle Medicine Endorsed’ badge and/or a banner and tick graphic.
On receipt of an application for endorsement, ASLM will conduct due diligence and if satisfied that the proposed endorsement reflects ASLM’s values and messaging, serves ASLM’s aims and objectives, and that the applicant individual/s and/or organisation/s (the “applicant”) is in good standing, will then negotiate the terms of the endorsement (the “endorsement”).
Endorsement is usually granted on a 5 x 1 year option basis, e.g.: renewable each year for up to five years, subject to the activity, applicant, and endorsement remaining in good standing.
ASLM retains the right not to renew any endorsement where the ASLM Board believes the activity no longer complies with the endorsement standards. Otherwise, renewal will not be unreasonably withheld.
There are five standards underpinning endorsement. These are modelled on the Endorsement Standards of the Royal College of Nursing Australia 2009 and Good Pathways to Practice, Southern Cross University quality learning guide 2009: