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Policy

Cause for discipline or dismissal from the Association include, but are not limited to:

  • Any material misrepresentation of service, employment or credentials in application for any class of membership, during membership or in serving the Association in any capacity. ad
  • Any act intended to disrupt the operation or unity of the Association.
  • Any act that violates the Association’s articles or bylaws, including using a position within the Association to promote personal, political, policy, religious or social agendas.
  • Any act that misrepresents or jeopardizes the Association’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpolitical, charitable, educational or scientific purposes, brings disrepute to the Association or undermines the purposes and programs of the Association.
  • Any defamation, vilification or deceitful act, false accusation or slander or libel against the Association, its officers or its members.
  • Any misrepresentation or use for any purpose other than the stated purposes of the Association, its name, symbols, icons, trademarks, certificates, copyrighted material, purposes, activities, membership or member data. This includes any act, assertion or implication of affiliation with, sponsorship of or approval by the Association not permitted by it.
  • 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 its name, symbols, icons, trademarks, certificates, copyrighted material, purposes, activities, membership or member data without prior written permission by the Association.
  • Any disclosure, directly or indirectly, of any confidential information relating to the Association’s business, staff or members.
  • Any violation of fiduciary or other trust exercised on behalf of the Association.
  • Any felonious violation of federal, state or local law or any prosecutable or indictable act.
  • 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.
  • The board, by majority two-thirds vote of its members, may suspend or expel any member who shall be in default in payment of dues for a period as determined by the board.

Source Material:

http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/committee.aspx#PII5