Ethics Board

In 2000, Association's the Ethics Board was established to promote ethical practice, manage and, when necessary, to enforce the Code. Members of the public or members of the profession are encouraged to make a complaint if they believe there has been a breach of the Association’s Code of Ethics.

Ethics Board Procedures

Ethics Complaint Process Flowchart

What do I do if a complaint is made about me?

The following people are currently from the Ethics Board of Speech Pathology Australia.


Dr Patricia Bradd

Senior members:

Dr Belinda Kenny
Dr Nerina Scarinci
Ms Helen Smith
Ms Belinda Hill
Dr Suze Leitão

Elected members:

Gaenor Dixon
Dr Alison Holm
David Kinnane
Dr Tanya Serry
Ms Andrea Abel

Community representatives:

Suzanne Burow
Donna Dancer
Dr Grant Meredith
Ms Jen Morris

The Ethics Board is supported at the Association's Manager Ethics and Professional Issues.

The Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is the basis for identification of a possible breach of ethical or professional standards. It is also the basis for an investigation of a formal complaint by the Speech Pathology Australia Ethics Board. If you have concerns that a speech pathologist is not complying with our Code of Ethics please contact the ethics team at Speech Pathology Australia by calling National Office on 1300 368 835, emailing [email protected] or filling out this contact form.

Please note that not every speech pathologist, is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. If you have concerns about a speech pathologist who is not a member with the Association, we can help you find other appropriate channels to make a complaint.

National Code of Conduct

The National Code of Conduct (the Code) is a minimum set of standards of conduct for all health service providers who are not regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Speech pathologists are included in this group of health professionals.

Feedback from members

Send your feedback directly to Speech Pathology Australia. All feedback will be acknowledged and acted upon where this is required.