IMA CODE of ETHICS for Healthcare Providers It has been felt that

IMA CODE of ETHICS for Healthcare Providers
It has been felt that we need to be pro-active and set up self-regulating guidelines on ETHICAL CONDUCT
by hospitals. After some meetings with other stakeholders on this issue, IMA HQs. finalised the bullet
points which are enumerated as under.
The same were accepted and approved by the Central Working Committee of IMA at its 212 th meeting
held at Tirupathi, A.P. on December 7, 2014.
We place the same before our membership for their comments. Pl.send your comments on the same at
the earliest on our email id.: [email protected]
CODE of ETHICS for Healthcare Providers
We comply with all the Regulatory and Statutory requirements.
We respect and uphold the Rights of Patients.
All our doctors abide by MCI code of ethics.
We do not accept expensive gifts, cash benefits or gratification from the drug & equipment
suppliers, diagnostic centers or similar agencies.
We do not indulge in any activities that are unethical or illegal such as;
Unjustified admissions
Un-justified reporting or billing to the patient
Sheltering any criminal from the law
Pre natal sex determination
Giving cuts and commissions to any one for soliciting patients
Improper entries in insurance forms
Over billing in claim cases