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Ethics and Discipline

The ACPBC is committed to the ensuring high standards of competence, integrity and ethics within the chemical profession in British Columbia based on our Constitution and ByLaws, Code of Ethics, and Discipline Policy.  Registration of professional members is tied to the recognition by each new member of a Code of Ethics and an agreement to be bound by defined disciplinary procedures.

Members of the public, as well as members of the Association, can bring a complaint of unskilled practice or unprofessional conduct against professional members of ACPBC. The policies of the ACPBC provide for a timely and transparent adjudication of complaints.

When a member or non member wishes to lodge a complaint against a professional chemist it is important to check whether that person was a member of the ACPBC at the time of the alleged infraction. Current members in good standing can be found on this site. Information about past membership status can be obtained via email inquiry to the Registrar (registrar(at)pchembc.ca).
To file a complaint against a member in good standing please include the following information in a written submission:

  • Your name and address
  • The member’s name
  • Documentation that clearly substantiates your specific complaint of unskilled practice or unprofessional conduct

Your documents should be sent to the following address:

ACPBC
Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 3065, Stn CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3V6