Complaints against an NSGC member (a “Respondent”) may only be submitted by (i) an NSGC member in good standing; or (ii) a member of the NSGC Executive Office staff (a “Complainant”) who reasonably believes Respondent to be in violation of the Society’s Policies.
Complaints must (i) be submitted within one (1) year of the occurrence of the alleged violation; (ii) be submitted in writing to the NSGC Executive Director via the complaint form below; (iii) be signed by the Complainant; (iv) include a detailed description of the alleged violation as well as specific references to the activities or conduct supporting the complaint; and (v) include the Complainant’s authorization to forward the complaint to the Respondent and any third parties that the Executive Director, the Board of Directors or its designees deem(s) relevant.
Upon receipt of a complaint, the Executive Director will refer the complaint to the NSGC President. The President will review the complaint in consultation with the Executive Director and NSGC legal counsel and determine whether formal consideration by the Disciplinary Committee is appropriate.
By submitting a disciplinary complaint to NSGC, I agree that I have reviewed the Disciplinary Procedures of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. NSGC reserves the right to change these Procedures from time to time. The current version of the Procedures will always be posted on NSGC's website and you may view it at any time through the link on the NSGC Disciplinary Procedures page.*
By submitting this disciplinary complaint to NSGC, I authorize NSGC's Executive Director to forward the complaint to the Respondent and any third parties that the Executive Director, the Board of Directors or its designees deem(s) relevant, including NSGC's Disciplinary Procedures Committee.*
You will receive an initial response regarding next steps within 10 business days. The turnaround time for complaints submitted to the Disciplinary Procedures Committee for consideration and investigation is within 90 days of the submission date.
Note: Complaints that are not in compliance with the Society’s Policies or Disciplinary Procedures, or which could not be the basis for disciplinary action by NSGC if proven will be returned to the Complainant and will not be considered.