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Choices Women’s Medical Center (CWMC) has a long-standing reputation for lawful and ethical behavior, a reputation that you and your fellow employees and physicians have earned over the years. Choices Women’s Medical Center has a Compliance Program and a Compliance Advisory Committee that includes representation from the Clinical Practice, the Human Resource, and the Center-wide Administration.
The program ensures that the center maintains its commitment to legal and ethical conduct by all employees and physicians. The primary objective is to provide direction, guidance, and resource references on how to optimize ethical and compliant behavior through an effective Ethics and Compliance Program that is compliant with applicable laws, rules, and regulations and in which public trust is maintained.
Choices Women’s Medical Center’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct reaffirms the principles that have guided this institution since its founding in 1971. It sets forth our general standards of legal and ethical conduct. We are dedicated to adding value to the center through continuous improvement, risk assessment, and control evaluation efforts, and facilitating discussion on topics of interest and concern.
I expect all employees, physician staff, and voluntary physicians of Choices Women’s Medical Center to uphold these legal and ethical principles without exception. To do so, we all must read the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct carefully and apply it to our work. If you have any questions about how our principles, standards, or policies apply, seek answers from a supervisor, the Compliance Officer, and/or the Director of Human Resources of Choices Women’s Medical Center.
Remember that standards of conduct require a personal commitment and the responsibility for ethical behavior – and thus for CHOICES’ reputation – rests in our hands.
President/CEO, Choices Women’s Medical Center and VP, Comprehensive Women’s Medical Care, P.C.
WHEREAS, the Choices Women’s Medical Center and the Comprehensive Women’s Medical Care, P.C., (hereinafter referred to as “CWMC”) are owned and operated pursuant to the laws of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, its purpose is to serve to provide patient care and education in accordance with the mission of the CWMC and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that the workforce, including but not limited to, employees, contractors, medical staff, volunteers, students, and other persons employed or affiliated with the CWMC is responsible for the quality of medical care in the Center and must accept and discharge this responsibility, subject to the ultimate authority of the Chief Executive Officer of Choices Women’s Center and Vice President of Comprehensive Women’s Medical Care, P.C. and that the cooperative efforts the workforce is necessary to fulfill the Center’s obligations to its patients; THEREFORE, members of the workforce, including but not limited to, employees, contractors, medical staff, volunteers, students, and other persons employed or affiliated with CWMC practicing in this Center hereby organize themselves in conformity with these Polices.
FALSE CLAIMS PREVENTION POLICY
It is Choices Women’s Medical Center policy to consistently and fully comply with all laws and regulations pertaining to the preparation and submission of claims for items or services provided, or rendered, by Choices Women’s Medical Center or one of its Affiliates to Medicaid or other state or federal health programs (“Public Health Programs”).
Choices Women’s Medical Center Patient Rights and Responsibilities
CWMC observes and respects a patient’s rights and responsibilities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, culture, physical or mental disability, personal values or belief systems.
The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust — for example, a family member or close friend – to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes. Your agent can also decide how your wishes apply as your medical condition changes. Hospitals, doctors & other health care providers must follow your agent’s decisions as if they were your own. You may give the person you select as your health care agent as little or as much authority as you want. You may allow your agent to make all health care decisions or only certain ones. You may also give your agent instructions that he or she has to follow. This form can also be used to document your wishes or instructions with regard to organ and/or tissue donation.
Our team of board-certified medical professionals and support staff offer safe, trusted, comprehensive care and services at the highest level. Our state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Jamaica Queens, NY.
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