Code of Ethics
Sundown M Ranch subscribe to the following code of ethical standards:
- Our primary goal is recovery for the patient and his/her family. To achieve that goal, we are totally committed to the highest quality care to all individuals coming to this facility.
- We agree to maintain at all times an objective, non-possessive, professional relationship with all patients, recognizing when it is in the best interest of the patient to release him/her or refer him/her to another program, individual or facility.
- We agree to adhere to the Federal and State guidelines regarding confidentiality and shall not release any confidential information pertaining to any patient without the appropriate written/signed releases from the patient authorizing such disclosure.
- We agree not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex or sexual orientation against any patient, member of our own professional and/or administrative staff, or other professionals with whom we may coordinate and cooperate.
- It is our responsibility to ensure that marketing materials and statements regarding the services we offer does not misrepresent our service capability.
- Sundown M Ranch does not engage in fee-splitting or any other form of compensation for referrals to our programs.
- It is our goal to avoid conflict of interest through open disclosure and discussion of business and professional arrangements that have a potential for conflict.
- We agree to maintain respect for and abide by all internal policies and management procedures of this facility, and will take the initiative toward improving such policies and procedures when it will better serve the interest of the clinical and administrative staff of the facility and/or all patients of the facility.
- We agree that we have a commitment to assess our own personal strengths, limitations, biases, and effectiveness on a continuing basis, constantly striving for self-improvement; we agree that each of us has a personal responsibility for our own professional growth through further education and training and recognize the program’s facilitation of attaining such further education and training.
- Finally, each of us has the individual responsibility for our own conduct in all areas.