APTA's Ethics and Judicial Committee (FAC) is seeking one member to serve a five year term.
The Bylaws of the American Physical Therapy Association (Article X, Section I., B) provide that -“[t]his committee shall:
- Interpret the ethical principles and standards of the association.
- Propose revisions of the ethical principles and standards of the association and the Disciplinary Action Procedural Document of the association.
- Make revisions, as necessary, to the documents that interpret the ethical principles and standards of the association and disseminate these documents for the management of judicial affairs.
- Promote activities for the dissemination of information on ethics.
- Process reported violations of ethical principles and standards in accordance with approved procedures.
- Make final decisions in disciplinary proceedings against a member, subject only to appeal to the Board of Directors by the member.
- Carry out other duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors.”
In addition to the directives as indicated in the APTA bylaws, the Board of Directors’ determined charge for the Ethics and Judicial Committee is to:
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTEES
To complete the charge, candidates should have an interest in and the ability to prepare written materials and make oral presentations on the Code and Standards and/or on the topic of ethics. A helpful qualification, but not a requirement, is to have a basic understanding of the legal system and litigation.
In order to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest or impropriety, there are restrictions placed on EJC members. Specifically, EJC members may not serve concurrently on any other national association committee. In addition, an EJC member shall not serve concurrently as a chapter president or on a chapter committee charged with processing judicial complaints in that chapter, and no member of the APTA Board of Directors shall be appointed to serve as an EJC member. Members must be APTA members in good standing
The EJC meets several times per year via conference call and in person at APTA headquarters as needed.
More information on this committee may be found on the APTA website.
Note: All APTA appointed groups will conduct their work with the Association organizational values in mind and in the context of 1) APTA’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and 2) the potential for their work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.