of ACHE commit to upholding the standard of behavior set in
ACHEs Code of Ethics. However, ACHE also recognizes
that you may sometimes need more specific guidance in addressing
specific ethical concerns. The Ethical Policy Statements
present ACHEs position on various ethical issues
in healthcare and suggest a standard of behavior for healthcare
executives facing these challenges.
Ethical Policy Statements originate from member
and staff suggestions and are drafted at the committee level.
The Board Policy Committee then reviews the statements before
they are brought before the Board of Governors for final approval.
Once a new or revised Statement has been approved by the Board,
it is made available to all members in the following issue
of Healthcare Executive magazine and in the Annual
Report & Reference Guide.
hope these Statements, which are regularly reviewed
and updated, are helpful to you as you advance your career
and address increasingly complex and challenging issues.