01 Ethical pledge.

(A)  Each member of the medical staff and health care providers with clinical privileges shall pledge adherence to standard medical ethics, including:

(1)  Refraining from fee splitting or other inducements relating to patient referral;

(2)  Providing for continuity of patient care;

(3)  Refraining from delegating the responsibility for diagnosis or care of hospitalized patients to a medical or dental practitioner or other licensed healthcare professional who is not qualified to undertake this responsibility or who is not adequately supervised;

(4)  Seeking consultation whenever necessary; and

(5)  Never substituting physicians without the patient's knowledge or appropriate consent.

(Board approval dates: 7/7/2006, 8/31/2012, 4/6/2016)