POLICY ON POLICIES
|Date: November 11, 2015
Accepted: December 5, 2015
This policy serves as a formal mechanism for creating, issuing, and maintaining
CAMFT policies. The intent is to ensure consistency, practicality, and appropriateness
of proposed policies.
(Note: There are policies that pre-date this policy and have not been through
the entire process and/or are not in the format outlined herein. Those previously
approved policies remain official CAMFT polices.)
Policy Formulation Procedures
Any CAMFT member or staff member may identify the need for a new policy, but
at least one Board member or staff member must agree to be accountable for
the development of the content of the proposed policy.
The Board member or staff member accountable for development of the content
must submit a proposed policy document that includes the following:
- Background – Describe the events or conditions that give rise to
this policy. Why is this policy necessary? What is the problem or conflict
seeks to address?
- Policy Statement – State the policy’s intent, when the policy
applies, to whom the policy applies, and the way the policy solves the problem
- Consistency with CAMFT’s Mission/Goals, Code of Ethics, Other Policies,
and Related CAMFT positions – Cite relevant official documents or statements
of CAMFT that relate to this policy.
- Impact on CAMFT – Identify what resources (human, financial, technological,
other) will be needed to implement and maintain compliance with this policy.
Identify what changes to CAMFT might be needed.
- Stakeholder Input – List the stakeholders affected by this policy
and who you consulted in formulating this policy
Analysis and Review Procedures
The proposed policy statement will be submitted to the Executive Director for
a written analysis. The proposed policy statement and analysis will be reviewed
by the Executive Committee for practicality and clarity. If the proposed
policy is accepted by the Executive Committee, it will be placed on a Board
All policies approved by the Board shall be reviewed at least every five years
by the Executive Director and the Board.