AACAP Ethics Committee Charge

  1. Identify ethical issues related to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  2. Serve an educational function regarding ethics for the membership and components of AACAP.
  3. Collaborate with AACAP components when ethical problems are identified by the AACAP membership.
  4. Be a resource regarding ethics issues for the Executive Committee and Council.
  5. Refer positions of the committee to the AACAP Executive Committee.
  6. Advise inquirers and those with ethical complaints against individual AACAP members that the AACAP procedure is to refer such issues to larger, related medical organizations and/or state medical licensing authorities.
  7. Establish links with ethics committees of related professional organizations in order to enhance the mutual flow of relevant information and knowledge.