The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and guidelines.
To such end, our faculty, trainees, students, staff and other workforce members are required to conduct themselves in accordance with MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct and the ten principles of our Code of Conduct.
We make both our Standards of Conduct, also called "Do The Right Thing", and our Code of Conduct readily available to anyone, at any time, to clarify expectations for all who serve the institution.
MD Anderson's Code of Conduct: Ten Principles
Maintain a working knowledge of, and adhere to, both the letter and the spirit of all applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and guidelines, as well as The University of Texas System and MD Anderson rules, policies, procedures, and compliance plans.
Conduct all activities in accordance with the ethical standards of all applicable professional organizations and all dealings, including financial and accounting matters, in accordance with high standards of business and ethical conduct.
Maintain MD Anderson’s confidential, business, proprietary, and protected information in a manner that meets all applicable laws, rules, guidelines, and document retention schedules.
Conduct all research in a manner consistent with applicable legal, ethical, and professional requirements, as well as MD Anderson policies and procedures.
Refrain from: (a) soliciting or accepting gifts, favors, benefits, services, or items of value in return for preferential treatment or patient referrals; or (b) offering or paying to anyone gifts, favors, benefits, services, or items of value in return for patient referrals.
Provide, document, and bill for services in a manner that reflects the utmost ethical and legal conduct.
Refrain from using MD Anderson resources, including time, funds, equipment, or other resources in a wasteful manner, for personal benefit or gain, to harm another person, for political activity, or for illegal activity.
Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything that might influence, is being offered with the intent to influence, or might reasonably appear to influence your official duties. Refrain from engaging in activities or entering into contracts that could or could reasonably appear to: (a) interfere with your responsibilities to MD Anderson; (b) require or induce you to disclose confidential information obtained from or through MD Anderson; or (c) impair your independent judgment.
Act with honesty and good faith in all matters, and refrain from engaging in discriminatory, harassing, retaliatory, inappropriate, or intimidating and/or disruptive behaviors.
Notify the Chief Compliance Officer promptly of any suspected or discovered breach of this Institutional Code of Conduct and cooperate fully with all inquiries and investigations related to a breach.