Friday, September 12, 2014

A new ethics code will bind Behavior Analysts' behaviors on January 1, 2016.

The Behavior Analyst 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, The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) condones extremely painful Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) skin shock "torture. Since those rules are still active, the post remains substantially unrevised.

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