APA Approves New Code of Conduct

June 15, 2010

The board of trustees at the APA has established a new code of conduct in the form of a Conflict of Interest Committee at the board level. This committee will manage potential conflicts of interest and formalize already existing procedures.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Board of Trustees has established a new code of conduct in the form of a Conflict of Interest Committee at the board level. This committee will manage potential conflicts of interest and formalize already existing procedures. It is reportedly designed to ensure greater transparency between the APA and its relationship with outside organizations. The committee will supervise the relationship between the industry and the APA, staff, and individuals who serve as elected members of the organization. This will include overseeing potential financial conflicts in educational endeavors, advertising in APA publications, and financial arrangements surrounding education and research activities.
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