Call for Comments on Ethical Standard 1.02 and Related Materials

  1. Message from 2008 and 2009 Ethics Committee Chairs
    The 2008 and 2009 Ethics Committee chairs explain the background and process of examining how the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002) addresses conflicts between ethics and law.

  2. Call for Comments on Standard 1.02
    APA invites members and the public to participate in examining how the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002) addresses conflicts between ethics and law.

  3. Provisions in the APA Ethics Codes That Address Conflicts Between Ethics and Law: A History
    Provisions that address conflicts between ethics and law from each APA ethics code dating back to APA’s first ethics code, published in 1953.

  4. Evolution of Ethical Standard 1.02 from the 1992 Ethics Code to the 2002 Ethics Code (PDF 17.4K)
    Texts of Ethical Standard 1.02 from each of the seven revision drafts of the 1996-2002 ethics code revision process.

  5. Comments Submitted During the 2002 Ethics Code Revision Process Regarding Ethical Standard 1.02
    Texts of all comments regarding Ethical Standard 1.02 submitted during the 1996-2002 ethics code revision process.

  6. Changing the Ethics Code Outside the Standard Revision Process
    Discussion of criteria and related texts for changing the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct outside the normal ethics code revision process.

  7. Feedback from Fall 2008 Consolidated Meetings regarding Ethical Standard 1.02 (PDF 502K)
    Feedback from fall 2008 Consolidated meeting governance groups regarding APA’s examination of Ethical Standard 1.02.

  8. Health and Mental Health Association Codes of Ethics: Provisions Regarding Conflicts between Ethics and Law (PDF 158K)
    A table reviewing and analyzing how other health and mental health association ethics codes address conflicts between ethics and law.

  9. New Business Item submitted to APA Council of Representatives in August, 2008 (PDF 369K)
    A New Business item submitted by members of APA Council of Representatives in August 2008 calling for an Ethics Committee recommendation regarding language of Ethical Standard 1.02 for the August 2009 Council meeting.

  10. a. 77 Comments Received Online in Response to December 2008 "Call for Comments on Standard 1.02" (PDF 164K)
    b. 4 Comments Received Hard Copy in Response to December 2008 "Call for Comments on Standard 1.02" (PDF 940K)

  11. Ethics Committee June 2009 recommendation to Council of Representatives, Ethical Standards 1.02 and 1.03 (PDF 56K)

  12. August 2009 Council Item regarding standards 1.02 and 1.03 (PDF 2MB)

  13. NBI #34E Movers' Response to Ethics Committee’s Report, Including Movers' Substitute Motion (PDF 35K)

  14. Response to Ethics Committee June 2009 Recommendation to Council, Standards 1.02 and 1.03 (PDF 25K)

  15. a. 192 Comments Received Online in Response to August 2009 "Provide Your Wording and Rationale for Ethical Standards 1.02 and 1.03" (241K)
    b. 5 Comments Received Hard Copy in Response to August 2009 "Provide Your Wording and Rationale for Ethical Standards 1.02 and 1.03" (437K)