PAHCOM CODE OF ETHICS

Adopted to promote and maintain the highest standard of service and personal conduct among Association Members.  Adherence is required for membership in the Association and serves to assure public confidence in the integrity and service of it's members.

Ethics Values Principles Accountability Integrity

Professional

Shall use only legal and ethical means in all professional dealings, and shall refuse to cooperate with, or condone by silence, the actions of those who engage in fraudulent, deceptive, or illegal acts.

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Competent

Shall pursue excellence through continuing education in all areas applicable to medical  management.

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Positive

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Shall use every opportunity, including participation in local healthcare associations, to promote and improve public understanding and enhancement of the status of the profession.

Effective

Shall strive to maintain and enhance the dignity, status, competence, and standards of medical management.

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Responsible

Shall respect the laws and regulations of the land, and the bylaws of the Association, and recognize a responsibility to seek to change those laws which are contrary to the best interest of patients, employers, employees, and other Association members.

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Ethical

Shall respect the integrity and protect the welfare of employers, employees, and patients.

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Integrity

Do not exploit professional relationships with patients, employees, or employers for personal gain.  Nor do they condone or engage in sexual harassment or discriminatory hiring and supervisory practices.

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