Code of Ethics

1.1 Rights of Examinees
1.1.1 The ILPE member shall respect the rights and dignity of all persons to whom he/she administers polygraph examinations.

1.2 Standards for Rendering Polygraph Decisions
1.2.1 The ILPE member shall not render a conclusive diagnosis when the physiological records lack sufficient quality and clarity. This may include, but is not limited to, excessively distorted recordings possibly due to manipulations by the examinee, recordings with insufficient responsivity, or recordings with tracing amplitudes less than the norms accepted by the ILPE and the APA.

1.3 Restrictions on Rendering Opinions
1.3.1 The ILPE member shall not provide any report or opinion regarding the medical or psychological condition of the examinee for which the member is not professionally qualified to make. This shall not preclude the examiner from describing the appearance or behavior of the examinee. Polygraph outcome decisions shall be restricted to only those based on polygraph data.

1.4 Restrictions on Examinations
1.4.1 The ILPE member shall not conduct a polygraph examination when there is reason to believe the examination is intended to circumvent or defy the law.

1.5 Fees
1.5.1 The ILPE member shall not solicit or accept fees, gratuities, or gifts that are intended to influence his or her opinion, decision, or report. No member shall set any fee for polygraph services which is contingent upon the findings or results of such services, nor shall any member change his or her fee as a direct result of his or her opinion or decision subsequent to a polygraph examination.

1.6 Standards of Reporting
1.6.1 The ILPE member shall not knowingly submit, or permit employees to submit, a misleading or false polygraph examination report. Each polygraph report shall be a factual, impartial, and objective account of information developed during the examination, and the examiner's professional conclusion based on analysis of the polygraph data.

1.7 Advertisements
1.7.1 The ILPE member shall not knowingly make, publish, or cause to be published any false or misleading statements or advertisements relating to the ILPE or the polygraph profession. No member shall make any false representation as to category of membership in the ILPE. All advertisements making reference to membership in the ILPE shall also list the category of membership.

1.8 Release of Information
1.8.1 The ILPE member shall not disclose to any person any information gained during the course of a polygraph examination, except to the person(s) ordering the polygraph examination following the obtainment of the required written consent of the examinee prior to testing.

1.9 Release of Nonrelevant Information
1.9.1 The ILPE member shall not disclose to any person any irrelevant personal information gained during the course of the polygraph examination which has no connection to the relevant issue, and which may embarrass or tend to embarrass the examinee, except where such disclosure is required by law.

1.10 Restrictions on Examination Issues
1.10.1 The ILPE member shall not include in any polygraph examination questions pertaining to an examinee’s race, national and ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political party affiliation, except where there is relevancy to a specific investigation.

1.11 ILPE Oversight Authority
1.11.1 The ILPE member who administers or attempts to administer any polygraph examination in violation of the Code of Ethics or the Standards of Practice of the ILPE may be subject to investigation, censure, suspension or expulsion from the ILPE.


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