COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

APCP Complaints Committee may find that there is no case to answer as no breach of APCP’s Code of Ethics and Practice has occurred, therefore no action will be taken.  Both parties will be informed of the final decision with the reason for the decision.

In the case of upheld complaints and that APCP’s code of ethics and practice were breached then the level of sanctions to be applied will be decided by the Ethics Committee including taking the advice any special Complaints Committee into consideration.

 

These may include but not limited to:

  1. Mandatory re-training,

  2. Suspension of a particular area of practice,

  3. Increased supervision and/or work with an appointed APCP supervisor for the purpose of formulating a report to be issued to the Ethics committee.

  4. Formal censure,

  5. Temporary or full suspension of membership.

  6. Permanent withdrawal of accreditation and membership – Recommendation by the ethics committee to the executive board for final decision resulting in the member ceasing to refer themselves as APCP members

  

If a complaint is received against a former member whose membership has lapsed within two years then Complaint procedure process will apply and if upheld then the former member is informed

 

APCP Complaints Committee may find that there is no case to answer as no breach of APCP’s Code of Ethics and Practice has occurred, therefore no action will be taken.  Both parties will be informed of the final decision with the reason for the decision.

In the case of upheld complaints and that APCP’s code of ethics and practice were breached then the level of sanctions to be applied will be decided by the Ethics Committee including taking the advice any special Complaints Committee into consideration.

 

These may include but not limited to:

  1. Permanent withdrawal of accreditation and membership – Recommendation by the ethics committee to the executive board for final decision resulting in the member ceasing to refer themselves as APCP members