Meridian Senior Living Code of Ethics
At Meridian Senior Living, we pride ourselves on our ethics. Our ethical standards of conduct requires all of us at Meridian Senior Living to conduct our business and operations, not only in accordance with the law, but also with the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct. Our associates and employees must:
Provide services for residents that are of high quality and in accordance with Meridian Senior Living’s standards.
Treat residents with dignity and respect and in a manner that is in the best interest of the residents, observing state and federal legislation regarding resident rights.
Treat other staff with courtesy and in a professional manner at all times.
Treat state or federal surveyors and regulatory agency staff with courtesy and in a professional manner. At no time will an associate offer anything of value to any individual to take action favorable to the facility.
Accept referrals from residents, physicians, other individuals, professionals, or institutions without providing or offering anything of value in exchange for referrals.
Maintain records and charts regarding residents and reimbursements that are accurate, and are expected to retain such records in accordance with Meridian Senior Living policies and regulatory directives on record retention and record keeping. All resident medical records and personnel files and records shall be confidential and shall be released only in accordance with HIPAA requirements and Meridian Senior Living policy.
Use property and equipment of each Meridian Senior Living community in the performance of their job duties and only for the community’s business and benefit.
Conduct themselves both on and off the job in a way that reflects the company values of honesty, integrity and strength of character.
Be truthful at all times. Standing by and keeping quiet while someone else behaves in an unethical manner is the same as engaging in that behavior.
Maintain a workplace that is free of unauthorized drug or alcohol use, harassment or a hostile environment in any form.
Know the employee handbook and the procedures, duties and responsibilities described within the handbook.
Report any incident that they know, or reasonably believe, to be a violation of law or these standards.
These standards are not intended to be a listing of every law, regulation, or policy that might apply to an individual associate. Rather, these standards are intended to set forth the minimal guidelines by which all of us are expected to conduct ourselves. The standards of conduct are not intended to be a substitute for an associate’s/employee’s own knowledge and understanding of the law and regulations that apply to his or her job duties.
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