Our Code of Conduct aids employees on how to behave legally and ethically. It is 5 pages long and covers so many subjects, e.g., fraud and abuse, antitrust, lobbying, confidentiality, conflict of interest, accepting gifts/tips, stewardship of assets, travel- just to name a few! One page would be nice, but I don't think there would be room to give employees the kind of direction some of them need. I guess you could add policies/procedures to cover a lot of the topics though! Good topic David! Interested to see what others think!
Sometimes the less said , the more is said. One page could be used depending on how the organization presents other education. A number of years ago I re-did our very boring single spaced code of conduct that I inherited into a frequently asked questions. It has been well received by staff. I also was at a seminar years ago where a presenter said that he felt "do the right thing" was enough of a code of conduct. Whatever you do I believe it must work for your organization and be read and internalized by your employees.
Sharon Taylor, RN, MS, CIC, CPHRM, CHC, CHPC
Director Risk Management/ Accreditation Services
Burgess Health Center
1600 Diamond Street
Onawa, IA 51040
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