Why are professionals subject to disciplinary claims?
Professionals earn their living performing activities that require a certain level of education, training, or skill. They must demonstrate a required standard of competency, knowledge, or education and adhere to codes of conduct and ethical standards. They must also adhere to standards for practice in their fields. Professionals are subject to higher standards because of their specialized knowledge in a particular field. As such, they are expected to make appropriate, reasonably necessary disclosures to protect their clients from harm.