Code of Ethics
Each member of the MHHC Board and each of the MHHC personnel understands that:
1. It is my responsibility to be trustworthy, honest and reliable in everything
I do while representing MHHC.
2. I must follow all appliance federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
3. I need to know the laws, rules and regulations that apply to my job
and will seek additional education, advice and guidance if I have any
questions about such laws, rules and regulations.
4. I will keep patient, client, participant, employee, vendor and other
business information confidential in accordance with applicable legal
and ethical standards.
5. I will not use my position to profit personally or to assist others
in profiting in any way at MHHC’s expense.
6. I will not accept or request money or valuable gifts in exchange for
the receipt or
7. promise of services or goods.
8. I will use resources efficiently and protect them against loss, theft
9. I am committed to ensure that our patients, clients and participants
have appropriate access to MHHC’s services.
10. I am committed to treating my coworkers, our patients, clients, participants,
vendors and visitors with respect, dignity and courtesy.
11. I will seek the advice of the Compliance Officer, or my supervisor,
if I am unsure of the legality of any action.
12. I must report situations that appear to violate these to the Compliance
Officer or to the Chair of the Board’s Compliance & Planning
Committee, as more fully discussed in this plan or via the Compliance
& Privacy Hotline.
In addition to any required certifications to the OMIG regarding the implementation
of an effective compliance plan, MHHC will comply with all other legally
prescribed reporting procedures including, but not limited to, the submission
of timely and accurate federal and state statistical and cost reports,
incident reports, and reports of instances of suspected child abuse.
Using Good Judgment/Seeking Guidance
While the Code of Conduct covers general principles and activities related
to an individual’s employment at MHHC, it does not address all conduct-related
matters some of which may be covered in the MHHC Employment Handbook and/or
other health center policy manuals. Additionally, the code cannot cover
all situations which may occur in the course of business. MHHC relies
on the good judgment and values of its personnel to guide them in making
decisions. When faced with a difficult situation, all personnel should
seek help from their supervisor, the Compliance Officer or a member of
the management team, as needed.