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Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethics

In June 2005, The University of California adopted the standards of ethical conduct which contains 12 standards that apply to all at the University.  As health care has specific rules and concerns, the health system has a Code of Conduct that supplements the UC Code.

It is important to emphasize that the foundation of the Code is the ethical commitment of UCLA Health System.  The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the UCLA hospitals, ambulatory clinics, faculty, students, and staff are dedicated to building and sustaining an ethical environment founded on basic values.  In carrying out the mission of developing and maintaining a compliance-oriented environment in which the educational and scientific programs of the Schools of the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences are integrated with exemplary patient care, UCLA Health System supports the following values:

  • Respect - We treat all patients, visitors, faculty and staff with respect and courtesy.
  • Honesty - We are truthful in how we represent our capabilities and ourselves.
  • Integrity - We make decisions and take action based only on the best interest of the patient and of the organization.
  • Compassion - We are committed to providing compassionate care.
  • Fairness - We provide a consistent standard of care that is coordinated across the continuum of care. 
  • Innovation - We support innovation by our participation in the advancement of medical knowledge through research and education to improve patient care.
  • Stewardship - We seek to use all our resources effectively and efficiently. 

The UCLA Code of Conduct Handbook includes important information in the following areas:

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