Ethics Committee
Public Comment Solicitation Website


Welcome to the APA Ethics Committee Public Comment Solicitation Website. This website is dedicated to the collection and viewing of public comments in relation to projects of the APA Ethics Committee. Participants may submit public comment and view other participantsí public comment.

In order to submit public comment, participants must first register. Registration requires the participant to use an email address and to develop a password. Note that because this site is not secure, participants should not use confidential information or codes (e.g, credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc.) in the registration process. Comments and other identifying information, including the usersí identity, will be public. Also note that email addresses used for participant registration can only be used once. This means that if a participant is submitting comments for a group and also wishes to submit comments as an individual, or otherwise wishes to make mutiple comments, a different email account must be provided at registration. Comments may also be submitted by faxing them to the APA Ethics Office, at 202-336-5997 or mailing them to APA Ethics Office, at 750 First St NE, Washington DC 20002-4242.

By registering on this site as a participant, you hereby grant APA a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, copy, display, print, reproduce, and/or transfer to any media your name and comments for any and all purposes. You hereby agree that your comments and any identifying information except your email address contained therein, including your name, will be available for public viewing. You agree to not use confidential information or codes in the registration process.

If you need more than 20 minutes to type your response, we strongly recommend you compose it on a word processor. Then simply copy and paste in your comment.

The Ethics Committee will receive all comments submitted but may not use or quote all comments. Comments may be used with or without attribution depending upon the circumstance and the comment. Comments that are unprofessional, demeaning, defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, support or oppose a political candidate, or are otherwise inappropriate are prohibited. APA reserves the right to remove any comment violating these provisions.

This site is not to be used for filing ethics complaints. Please contact the Ethics Office directly if you wish to file a complaint against a psychologist.

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