The policies and procedures are outlined in this document on pages…. But, in a nutshell, an Ombudsperson serves as the receiver of all ethics inquiries and complaints. Complaints that move forward in the process are deliberated by an Ethics Adjudication Committee that renders a decision and determines the best suitable course for resolving the matter. Sanctions may apply. An independent appeals procedure exists as well. An Ethics Committee of the Board of Governors is established to address matters of ethics strategy and Code development and an Ethics Education Committee is charged with educating about the Code and serving as a catalyst for educational efforts throughout the Academy. The policies and procedures are guided by the following principles: predictable, transparent, impartial, democratic, confidential, efficient and educative.
Articles in this section
- Why is this change being introduced?
- What do we hope to achieve with a revised Code and ethics program?
- What are the basic policies and procedures for handling an ethics complaint?
- To whom does the revised Code apply?
- Is the Code of Ethics new?
- Is the Academy experiencing many ethics problems?
- In summary, what are the basic differences between this newly adopted Code of Ethics and the previous one?
- How were the revised Code and standards developed?