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Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Fall Institute for Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurses’ online community. The Fall Institute’s Forum is presented for the purpose of connecting the members, sharing information and creating a peer-to-peer forum for the discussion of issues relating to continuing professional development and networking.

By joining, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules, terms and conditions set forth below in this Access Agreement.  You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which connect with your peers and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to the Fall Institute planning committee via the Contact Us link on this site.

This Access Agreement governs your participation in and use of the Fall Institute website.  The rules, terms and conditions set forth below in this Access Agreement (collectively referred to as the “Rules”) apply to all members of the Fall Institute website (participants, you, or users) and constitute a binding, legal agreement between you, the Fall Institute, and its agents.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important Rules. If you have questions, contact us. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate participation in the Forum for anyone who violates these Rules.


Forum participants must adhere to the following rules:

  1. The Fall Institute has made the Community available to participants for the purpose of providing a forum for the discussion of issues important to healthcare professionals.

  2. The Fall Institute is making Forums available to participants for networking and informational purposes only. The Fall Institute is not undertaking to render advice. Forum participants must rely solely on their own judgment with respect to all issues discussed.  The Fall Institute does not approve or endorse any specific practices that may be mentioned on the Forum. The Fall Institute makes no representations or warranties regarding the experience, qualifications or information provided by Forum participants or otherwise provided using the Forum.

  3. Information posted on the Forum will not be treated as confidential and, therefore, should not disclose any confidential, proprietary, or other sensitive information. In fact, since any information posted on the Forum may be downloaded, reproduced, and disseminated without the knowledge of user(s), users must use extreme care when posting or sending such information. 

  4. Users acknowledge and agree that they (i) will not have any copyright or other property rights in or to information that they (or others) post on the Forum; (ii) specifically waive any such property rights; and (iii) hereby grant all users a license to use (including the right to publish) all information posted by them on the Forum.

  5. Users are prohibited from using the Forum to communicate about prices or terms of service, to exchange practice management or any other proprietary information, or otherwise communicate in a manner that may violate federal or state antitrust laws.

  6. Discussion topics are not to be relied on as specific advice, and such responses are not intended to constitute practice guidelines or advice. 

  7. Users should exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit on the Forum and may not use the Forum to transmit defamatory, obscene, and otherwise offensive communications.   

  8. Users may not post or distribute files, articles or other information subject to trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights, except with the express consent of the owner of the rights.

  9. Users are prohibited from posting commercial messages or promotions, advertising, or selling goods or services.

  10. Users must respect the security of the Forum and may not attempt to gain access or provide access to areas private to the The Fall Institute or the Forum.

  11. Users are prohibited from using the Forum for any purpose that may be illegal.  For example, the Forum may not be used to solicit or disseminate information having to do with, or to conduct any activity relating to, illegal drugs, pornography, gambling, spreading computer viruses, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, price-fixing, illegal boycotts, or other crimes.

  12. The Forum may not be used in a manner that violates applicable federal, state or local laws, the Association Forum bylaws or any other policies, procedures, rules, or regulations of the Association Forum.

  13. The Fall Institute will deny access to the Forum to any individual who has not agreed to the terms of these Rules and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) remove any postings or other content that is not consistent with these Rules or otherwise not in the best interests of the Fall Institute; and (ii) suspend or terminate access to the Forum for violations of these Rules or for otherwise acting in a manner contrary to the interests of the Fall Institute.


The views expressed on the Forum are those of the individual contributors.  They do not and should not be construed as representing the views of the Fall Institute.  The Fall Institute makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information posted on the Forum, whether posted by the Fall Institute or any third party, and the Fall Institute assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use or misuse of such information for any purpose.  The Fall Institute disclaims any responsibility to maintain copies of any information posted on the Forum or to assure that such information is deleted.  Unless specifically stated otherwise, the Fall Institute does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, advice, guidance, product, process, service or organization presented or mentioned on the Forum, and information from the Forum should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement.  



The Rules include a legally binding release, waiver, discharge, and covenant not to sue (collectively, Release), made voluntarily by you, on your own behalf, and on behalf of your heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, and assigns (collectively, Releasor or you) to the Association Forum.

As the Releasor, you fully recognize that the Fall Institute does not require you to participate in or utilize the Forum. With informed consent, and for valuable consideration received, including access to the Forum, as the Releasor, you agree to assume and take on yourself all of the risks and responsibilities in any way arising from or associated with the Forum and any materials, information, guidance, or advice contained or posted on or to the Forum, and you release the Fall Institute and its affiliates, members, committees, board, officers, directors, legal representatives, employees, agents, administrators, assigns, and contractors (collectively, Releasees), from any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, damages, actions, and liabilities of every name and nature whatsoever, whenever occurring, whether known or unknown, contingent or fixed, at law or in equity, that you may suffer at any time arising from or in connection with the Community, your acts or omissions, or information you transmit in connection with your participation in an use of the Community, and the materials, information, guidance, or advice contained on the Forum, including any injury or harm to others (collectively, Liabilities), and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Releases harmless from and against any and all Liabilities.

As the Releasor, you recognize that this Release means that you are giving up, among other things, all rights to sue Releases for injuries, damages, or losses that you may incur. You also understand that this Release binds your heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, and assigns, as well as yourself.

Choice of Law

These Rules shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Colorado, United States of America, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of law’s provisions.  In addition, users consent to be subject to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in Colorado, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court in the event of any dispute between the parties.


The Fall Institute reserves the right to modify or change the terms of these Rules as it determines from time to time in the best interests of the Fal Institute, provided that all Forum users are notified prior to any such change. Use of the Forum constitutes the user’s continuing agreement to be bound by these Rules, as amended from time to time.

Acceptance of Rules

By joining the Forum, you (i) represent and warrant that you have read these Rules, including, without limitation the terms of the Release set forth above; (ii) fully understand the terms of these Rules (including, without limitation, the Release included herein) and acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review these Rules (including, without limitation, the terms of the Release) with an attorney of your choosing if you so desire; and (iii) agree to be legally bound by the terms of these Rules.

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