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Process for Submitting an Ethical Complaint Against a CALPCC Member

When ethical complaints about a CALPCC member are reported to the Ethics Committee, they must be made in writing and submitted with the reporting individual’s name, signature, and contact information.  No anonymous reports will be accepted.  The Committee will not act on complaints currently under civil or criminal litigation.  The Committee will consider complaints that are less than five years after the alleged conduct occurred or was discovered by the complainant.  The Ethics Committee can proceed on its own initiative, if it receives sufficient information from another professional association, a state licensing board or a peer review committee, which, if proven, would constitute a violation of the ACA Code of Ethics.

Ethical complaint reports will include the following information:

  • Name of reporter/complainant

  • Contact information of reporter/complainant, including mailing address, telephone number, and email address

  • Name of accused CALPCC member to be investigated

  • Contact information of the accused CALPCC member to be investigated, including mailing address, telephone number, and email address (if available)

  • Setting in which the potential violation took place: private practice, community agency, college/university, K12 school, hospital, other

  • Relationship between the reporter/complainant and the accused CALPCC member

  • Brief title/nature of the potential offense being reported

  • Detailed description, date, and evidence of, the potential offense


Ethical complaints should be made in writing and mailed to:

Executive Director - CALPCC

Address currently listed on the CALPCC website.

The envelope should be marked “Confidential.”

All materials gathered as a part of the investigation will be held to the highest standards of confidentiality, with the standard mandated reporting exclusions.  All materials gathered as part of the investigation will be kept in a secured/locked location for a period of ten (10) years.



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