Code of Ethics
Having been accepted
into membership in the
Alabama Durable Medical
I hereby subscribe
without reservation to the Association’s
Code of Ethics,
which was established to
set and maintain standards in
the delivery of home
medical equipment services.
To maintain the
integrity of this Association,
a member pledges to
abide by the following:
To render the highest level
of care, promptly and competently, taking into account
the health and safety of
patients and care givers.
To serve all patients,
regardless of race, creed, national origin or reason of illness.
To provide quality home
medical equipment and services which are appropriate to the patients’ needs.
To instruct patients or
care givers in the proper use of the equipment.
To explain fully and
accurately to patients or care givers their rights and obligations regarding
the rental, sale and service of home medical equipment.
To respect the
confidential nature of patients’ records, avoiding disclosure of such
information without authorization, except as may be required by law.
To continue to expand
and improve professional knowledge and skills so as to provide patients with
equipment and services that remain current.
To abide by Federal and
local laws and regulations governing the home medical equipment industry.
To avoid participating,
directly or indirectly, with a source of patient referrals, in any arrangement which
interferes with a patients’ right to choose a supplier.
To act in good faith,
being honest, truthful and fair to all concerned.