POLICY:

It is the policy of The Recovery Council to maintain an Organizational Ethics Statement to guide the business practices and clinical conduct of the organization.


PURPOSE:

To address ethical issues in the business provision of service delivery, professional responsibilities, billing, marketing, contractual relationships, admissions practices, and human resources.


PROCEDURE:

  1. The Recovery Council is committed to ensuring that the highest ethical practices are adhered to by the organization.
  2. Administration shall develop an Organizational Ethics Statement for review/approval of the Board of Directors.
  3. Upon Board approval, the Ethics Statement shall be posted and communicated to all staff, persons served, and other stakeholders.
  4. The Organizational Ethics Statement shall be reviewed regularly by the administration and the Board of Directors for approval.
  5. The Organizational Ethics Statement addresses professional responsibilities, personal behavior, business practices, marketing practices, clinical practices, potential conflict of interest, and human resources.
  6. The Recovery Council has a “no reprisal” system for personnel reporting waste, fraud, abuse, and questionable activities or practices.
  7. The Recovery Council shall at all times adhere to all confidentiality laws governing the agency and clients served.
  8. The Recovery Council shall seek to insure all admissions to the organization are appropriate to the level of care required by the individual.
  9. The Recovery Council shall seek to continually improve its services insuring high quality individualized client care appropriate to the needs of the individual.
  10. The Recovery Council shall promote and market its services only to the extent which accurately reflects the organization’s capabilities.
  11. The Recovery Council shall promote exemplary and accepted business practices with clients, significant others and business partners.
  12. The Recovery Council shall seek to insure competent staff provides those services and that they are licensed or credentialed to do so. Staff shall demonstrate high levels of professional conduct and personal behavior in all matters with clients, significant others and other professionals.
  13. The Recovery Council shall seek to provide a safe environment for clients, staff and visitors.
  14. The Recovery Council shall seek reimbursement for only the services provided and permissible to the organization.
  15. The Recovery Council shall adhere to written agreements and contractual relationships entered into by the organization and provide a collaborative process to seek resolution to any dispute that may arise.
  16. The Recovery Council shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability.
  17. The Recovery Council shall adhere to a “no reprisal” system for personnel to use in reporting waste, fraud, abuse and other questionable activities and functions.