Code of Ethics

Employees involved in the operations of MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service have an obligation to the organization, their profession, the public and themselves to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct. To that end MetroAtlanta Ambulance has adopted the following standards of ethical conduct. Adherence to these standards is integral to achieving the objectives of the organization. No person employed by this organization shall commit acts contrary to these standards nor shall they condone the commission of such acts by others within the organization.

ethics1Competence

All personnel shall maintain an appropriate level of professional competence by ongoing development of their knowledge and skills. They shall perform their professional duties in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and technical standards and shall prepare complete and clear reports and recommendations after appropriate analysis of relevant and reliable information.

Confidentiality

All personnel shall refrain from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of their work except when authorized, unless legally obligated to do so. They shall inform subordinates, as appropriate, regarding the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of their work and monitor their activities to assure the maintenance of that confidentiality. They shall refrain from using or appearing to use confidential information acquired in the course of their work for unethical or illegal advantage either personally or through third parties.

Objectivity

All personnel have a responsibility to communicate information fairly and objectively and to disclose fully all-relevant information that could reasonably be expected to influence the intended user's understanding of the reports, comments and recommendations presented.

Integrity

All personnel have a responsibility to…:

  • To avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest and advise all appropriate parties of any potential conflict.
  • To refrain from engaging in any activity that would prejudice their ability to carry out their duties ethically.
  • To refuse any gift, favor or hospitality that would influence or would appear to influence their actions.
  • To refrain from either actively or passively subverting the attainment of the organization's legitimate and ethical objectives.
  • To recognized and communicate professional limitations or other constraints that would preclude responsible judgment or successful performance of an activity.
  • To communicate unfavorable as well as favorable information and professional judgments or opinions to the appropriate persons.
  • To refrain from engaging in or supporting any activity that would discredit the operation.