Code of Conduct

Purpose

To state the requirements for the personal conduct of all persons either employed by or representing the ACHS and its subsidiary companies.

 

Background

This policy applies to all persons involved in the conduct of ACHS and ACHS International business, including Board and Council members, staff, assessors, contractors, as well as committee and working group members. It provides a consistent basis for conduct for the organisation.

It can be provided upon request to all persons and be accessible for future reference.

 

Policy

Consistent with relevant jurisdictional legislation, discrimination is not permissible on the grounds of religion, gender, sexual preference, disability, age, national origin, marital status or political affiliation.

All individuals associated with ACHS and its subsidiary companies:

  • must act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the company as a whole;
  • have a duty to use due care and diligence in fulfilling their functions and exercising any powers attached to their role;
  • must use any managerial or supervisory powers they hold for a proper purpose, in the best interests of the company as a whole;
  • must not make improper use of information acquired;
  • must not take improper advantage of their position;
  • must not allow personal interests, or the interests of any associated person, to conflict with the interests of the company;
  • should not engage in conduct likely to bring discredit on the company;
  • has an obligation, at all times, not only to comply with the letter of the law, but also to have regard to the spirit of the principles underlying it; and
  • recognise that all people have the right to be treated fairly.

Any concerns that a person may have in respect of adherence to this policy by either themselves or others should be brought to the attention of their supervisor or other appropriate senior member or office bearer.

 

As reviewed and updated in March 2017

We strongly recommend any hospital serious about improving its performance, especially in the area of clinical quality and patient safety, to aim for ACHS International accreditation

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