Is the physician code of conduct a JCAHO standard requirement?
Leadership standard LD.03.01.01 requires a code of conduct for physicians and hospital administrators. Element of Performance 4 stipulates that the code defines acceptable, disruptive and inappropriate behaviors. Such targeted inappropriate behaviors may include active behaviors such as yelling or threatening; passive behaviors such as sabotaging, refusing assignments, being uncooperative, abrasive attitude, condescending language, ignoring questions, pages or inquiries; and impatience with questions. Review your bylaws or policy today for compliance with this important requirement.