Complaints Regarding Violation of Standards
Violation of the Standards of Professional Responsibility Complaints
Per AAHP Standard Operating Procedure 2.7.1, Evaluation of Charges Alleging Violation of the Standards of Professional Responsibility for Certified Health Physicists, a complaint can be filed against a named Certified Health Physicist by any person who believes that a Standard has been violated. The complaint shall be in writing to the President of the AAHP.
A complaint shall include the five items identified below:
Standard: The complaint must identify the specific part or parts of the Standards of Professional Responsibility for Certified Health Physicists alleged to have been violated, and
- Content: The complaint must identify the context of the alleged violation (e.g., legal proceeding, media presentation, private consultation, etc.), and
- Conduct: The complaint must describe specifically the conduct alleged to be in violation of the identified standard(s), and
- Relationship: The complaint must describe the relationship of the complainant to the named CHP, and
- Confidentiality: The complaint must include the agreement of the complainant to keep the names of the parties and the conduct of the proceedings confidential.