September 12, 2014

New Ethics Code to Bind Behavior Analysts January 1, 2016

The Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB, 2014(b)) recently released a special ethics edition of its newsletter. They announced the new Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts, version September 10, 2014 (BACB, 2014(a)). "Certificants and registrants will be bound by" the new rules on the effective date, January 1, 2016 ((b), p. 3).

The Guidelines for Responsible Conduct (BACB, 2013) and the Disciplinary and Ethical Standards (BACB, 2012) are still in effect (See BACB, 2014(c).). The new code will eventually replace them.

The current set of rules was referenced in the previous post in this blog, Behavior Analysts to Youth with Disabilities: Dissent Is Not Allowed. Since those rules are still active, the post remains substantially unrevised.

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