Code of Ethics

COPPER COUNTRY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES BOARD
CODE OF ETHICS
PREAMBLE
This code is intended to provide both general and specific principles to cover most situations encountered by Copper Country Mental Health Services Board Staff. At the core of this code is our belief in accountability and is based on core values of:
 
  • Accountability to the public
  • Choice
  • Efficiency
  • Empowerment
  • Prudent use of resources
  • Respect for the life, value and dignity of individuals
 
  • Avoiding conflict of interest
  • Effectiveness
  • Empathy
  • Inclusion
  • Security
  • Being fair and impartial
 
GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Competence

  • We strive to maintain high standards of conduct in our work.
  • We recognize the boundaries of our expertise.
  • We recognize the need for ongoing education.

Concern For Others Welfare

  • We promote a safe and comfortable environment.
  • We promote informed choice.
  • We do not exploit professional relationships.
  Respect

  • We respect the dignity and worth of all people.
  • We promote the right to privacy and autonomy.
  • We respect cultural differences and diversity.

Social Responsibility

  • We work to reduce social stigma.
  • We encourage policy that promotes the interests of the people we serve and the public.
  • We comply with the law.
  Integrity

 

  • We strive to be honest, fair and respectful of others.
  • We attempt to clarify our roles and responsibilities.
  • We avoid conflict of interest.

Professional Conduct

  • We uphold the values, ethics and mission of the Agency.
  • We adapt to meet the needs of people from different backgrounds.
  • We collaborate with others to promote consumer interests.

 

COPPER COUNTRY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES BOARD
CODE OF ETHICS

 

SPECIFIC PRINCIPLES

 

Business

  • We bill appropriately for services delivered.
  • We conduct business in accordance with Agency values and general ethics principles.
  • We protect against the misuse of funds.
  • We award contracts via approved selection processes.
 

Human Resources

  • We follow all laws prohibiting discrimination.
  • We are committed to providing an environment free of harassment.
  • We show appreciation to employees.
  • We apply fair and equitable treatment to all employees.
  • We respect the employee’s right to privacy.
 

Marketing

  • We compete for business on merit alone and do not engage in attempts to discredit competitors.
  • We share testimonials that are truthful.
  • We provide information able to be read and understood by current and potential consumers.

Service Delivery

  • We provide services that are consumer directed.
  • We strive to provide quality services.
 

Professional Responsibilities

  • We follow a Code of Ethics for our respective professional disciplines.
  • We follow the Michigan Mental Health Code.
  • We comply with all statutes, regulations and guidelines applicable to Federal Health Care Programs.
Adopted by
Copper Country Mental Health Services Board
August 29, 2001

Revised: June 1, 2007