CODE OF ETHICS

Code of Ethics

  • To adhere fully to codes of ethical and professional conduct, as established by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association or applicable state medical or professional society.
  • To practice the healthcare profession with adherence to the law, conscience and dignity.
  • To adhere to the standard of care in all medical decision-making.
  • Not to be influenced by motives of profit in the free and independent exercise of professional judgment on behalf of patients, providers or payors.
  • To have a medical or health professional license in the state or country where practicing healthcare.
  • To supply truthful and complete information in application for ACMQ membership.
  • When sitting on the board of trustees, to disclose fully and promptly any potential conflicts of interest which may include any fiduciary duty to a person or entity other than ACMQ that might jeopardize the board member's ability to exercise independent judgment and act in the best interests of ACMQ.

References

  • The Declaration of Geneva, World Medical Association, 1994.
  • International Code of Medical Ethics, World Medical Association, 1983.
  • Code of Ethics for Healthcare Quality Professionals, National Association for Healthcare Quality, 1997.
  • Rothstein, JD, A proposed revision of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Journal of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, 1997, 39:N.7.
  • American College of Physicians Ethics Manual, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1992, 117:947-960.
  • Code of Medical Ethics Current Opinions and Annotations, American Medical Association, Council of Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1997.
  • The American Medical Accreditation Program's Ethics Codes Survey, American Medical Association, 1998.