Our Code

Membership in the American Association for Physician Leadership® (“the association”) entails a responsibility to uphold and further the association's purposes and objectives as set forth in the association's articles and bylaws and the resolutions and decisions of its board of directors. Members at all times should conduct themselves and their professional and business affairs in a manner that reflects credit upon and enhances the reputation of the association.


The association’s board of directors vests the CEO of the association with the power to enforce these membership obligations by removing from membership, with concurrence of the board, any member who, in the judgment of the board gives cause for dismissal. 

Such causes include, but are not limited to:

  1. Any material misrepresentation of service, employment, or credentials in application for any class of membership, during the duration of membership or when serving in any office in the association. 

  2. Any act intended to disrupt the existence or unity of the association.

  3. Any act that violates the association's articles or bylaws, such as using one's position in the association to suggest or promote personal, political, policy, religious, or social agendas.

  4. Any act that misrepresents or violates the association's 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-political, charitable, educational or scientific purposes, including any act that brings public disrepute upon the association, or that seeks to undermine the purposes or programs of the association.

  5. Any defamation, vilification, or deceitful act, false accusation, or slander or libel against the association, its officers or its members.

  6. Any misrepresentation or use for any purpose other than the stated purposes of the association of the association name, symbols, icons, trademarks, certificates, copyrighted material, purposes, activities, membership or member data, including any act, assertion, or implication of, affiliation with, sponsorship of, or approval by the association not permitted by the association.

  7. Any use, duplication, sale, disclosure or distribution, including direct or indirect contact of other members, as an individual or as a representative of any company or corporation, for any private, commercial or marketing purpose or use for any other purpose other than the stated purposes of the association of the association name, symbols, icons, trademarks, certificates, copyrighted material, purposes, activities, membership or member data without prior written permission by the association.

  8. Any disclosure, directly or indirectly, of any confidential information relating to the association business, staff or the association members.

  9. Any act in violation of a fiduciary or other trust exercised on behalf of the association.

  10. Any felonious violation of U.S. federal, state or local laws or any prosecutable or indictable act, at the discretion of the board of directors, whether or not related to the association.

  11. Any conflict of interest or appearance of conflict of interest with the association's articles, purposes, neutrality or objectives if not resolved immediately and satisfactorily upon notification and concurrence of the board of directors.

Code of Conduct valid for members joining March 15, 2010, to present.