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Parkland code of conduct and ethics (4/10/9)

Parkland code of conduct and ethics (4/10/9)

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ParklandHealth
&
HospitalSystemCodeofConduct
&
Ethics
 
April10,2009DearColleagues:PersonalandcorporateintegrityhasbeenoneofParklandHealth
&
HospitalSystem's(Parkland)guidingprinciplessincethedayourhospitalwasfounded.Itentersintoeverythingwedoandisacentralpartofourdailylives.Parklandiscommittedtoprovidinghigh-qualityservicesandcareinanethicalmanner,whichisalsoinfullcompliancewithfederalandstatelawsandregulations.TheParklandComplianceProgramhasbeendevelopedtomeetallofthemanylawsandregulationsthatapplythroughoutParkland.TheComplianceProgramismeanttopreventbothaccidentalandintentionalviolationofthoselawsandregulations,todetectviolationsiftheyoccur,andtopreventfuturenoncompliance.TheCodeofConduct
&
Ethics(Code)andcompliancepoliciesandproceduressupporttheComplianceProgram.ThisupdatedCodeisthecomerstoneofourComplianceProgramandoutlinesthestandardsofethicalconductthatallemployeesshouldfollow.AsyoureadthroughtheCode,muchofitwillimpressyouascommonsense.However,aswegrowandexpandouroperationsinanincreasinglyregulatedandcomplexenvironment,itismoreimportantthaneverthatwehaveasingledefinitionofcorporateintegrityandcomplianceandacommonunderstandingofwhatweexpectofeverymemberoftheParklandteam.TheParklandBoardofManagersandseniormanagementstaffhavepledgedtheirsupportalongwithmetoupholdtheCodeandsupporttheComplianceProgram.Yourcommitmentisessentialtothesharedvaluesthatuniteusasanorganization,guideourdecisionsandactions,andpromotethehighestqualityofcare.Sin.5?e;Jjly/J
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INTRODUCTION4OURVISIONANDMISSION6OURGUIDINGPRINCIPLES6RESPONSIBILITIESUNDERTHECODEOFCONDUCT
&
ETHICS7STANDARDSOFCONDUCTANDETHICS10QUALITYOFCARE10
StandardofConduct:Wearecommittedtoprovidinghighqualityhealthcareandservicestoourpatients,theirfamilies,visitors,andthecommunity
10LEGALANDREGULATORYCOMPLIANCE11
StandardofConduct:Wewillupholdhighstandardsofbusinessandprofessionalethicsandintegritybycontinuouslyandvigorouslypromotingfullcompliancewithapplicablelaws,regulations,andpolicies
11CONFLICTSOFINTEREST13
StandardofConduct:WeexpectourBoardofManagers,employees,medicalstaff;volunteers,contractors,vendors,andagentstoavoidanyactivitiesthatmayinvolve(ormayappeartoinvolve)aconflictofinterest
13
BILLINGANDCODINGCOMPLIANCE14
StandardofConduct:Wearecommittedtofairandaccuratebillingthatisinaccordancewithallapplicablefederalandstatelaws,regulations,andParklandpoliciesandprocedures
14FEDERALANDSTATEFALSECLAIMSACTS15
StandardofConduct:WearecommittedtomaintainingfairandaccuratebillingproceduresinaccordancewiththeFederalFalseClaimsActandStateFalseClaimsAct
15RELATIONSHIPSWITHPHYSICIANSANDOTHERPROVIDERS18
StandardofConduct:Wewillmonitorourbusinessdealingstostructurerelationshipsinwaysthatsatisfytheneedsofthecommunity18
WORKPLACEENVIRONMENT19
StandardofConduct:Werecognizethatadiverseworkforceenrichesthelifeexperienceofallemployeesandourcommunityandwillpromotediversity
19PROTECTIONANDUSEOFINFORMATION,PROPERTY,ANDASSETS21
StandardofConduct:WearecommittedtoprotectingParklandinformationandotherpropertyagainstloss,theft,destruction,andmisuse
21CULTUREOFSAFETY
StandardofConduct:Wearecommittedtomaintainingasafeandsecureenvironmentforthehealthandsafetyofourpatients,visitors,employees,physicians,andotherserviceproviders
23REPORTINGVIOLATIONSANDRAISINGCONCERNSWITHOUTFEAROFRETALIATION24WHENINDOUBT25CONTACTINFORMATION26PersonalCommitmentandCertification273

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