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Ministry & Business Plan

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Employees and volunteers shall agree upon appointment to abide by the ethical standards of employee and volunteer conduct as described below. Employees and volunteers shall sign the statement of acknowledgement and acceptance of such standards and shall be subject to disciplinary action in the event these rules of conduct are violated. These standards shall serve as guiding principles for all employees and volunteers and shall be communicated in writing to each person served as well as to each employee and volunteer.

  1. Employees or volunteers shall not display favoritism or preferential treatment to one consumer or group of consumers over others.
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  2. Employees and volunteers shall not interact with any consumer excpet in a professional relationship which supports the goals of the program. Specifically, staff members and voluntters shall not accept for themselves or any member of their family any personal gift (tangible or intangible), favors, or services from a consumer or from any consumer's family or close associate in exchange for preferential treatment.
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  3. Employees or volunteers shall not enter into an inappropriate emotional and/or social relationship with consumers during the course of services, and for a period of two years following their service discharge.
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  4. Employees or volunteers shall not engage in any form of physical or psychological abuse with any consumer. This includes sexual abuse, physical punishment, sexual harassment, or any other action intended to humiliate, threaten, or exploit a consumer.
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  5. Employees or volunteers shall not engage in business practices or personal behavior that are criminal in nature or that would bring discredit upon The Mission.
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  6. Professional staff shall adhere to all ethical standards of their profession in accordance with applicable certification and/or licensure rules, and all staff and volunteers shall adhere to all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 2, and the Tenessee Code of Annotated, Titles 33, and others as applicable.
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  7. Management staff shall ensure that all marketing and informational materials are factual, truthful, and present an accurate portrayal of The Mission's ministry programs and practices.
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  8. Staff and volunteers shall report to The Mission's Board of Directors any violation or atttempted violation of the standards of employee or volunteer conduct, who shall investigate the allegations and take appropriate action. There shall be no reprisal whatsoever for reporting suspected violations of ethical standards.
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Ethical Standards of Employee / Volunteer Conduct

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Employees and volunteers shall agree upon appointment to abide by the ethical standards of employee and volunteer conduct as described below. Employees and volunteers shall sign the statement of acknowledgement and acceptance of such standards and shall be subject to disciplinary action in the event these rules of conduct are violated. These standards shall serve as guiding principles for all employees and volunteers and shall be communicated in writing to each person served as well as to each employee and volunteer.

  1. Employees or volunteers shall not display favoritism or preferential treatment to one consumer or group of consumers over others.
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  2. Employees and volunteers shall not interact with any consumer excpet in a professional relationship which supports the goals of the program. Specifically, staff members and voluntters shall not accept for themselves or any member of their family any personal gift (tangible or intangible), favors, or services from a consumer or from any consumer's family or close associate in exchange for preferential treatment.
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  3. Employees or volunteers shall not enter into an inappropriate emotional and/or social relationship with consumers during the course of services, and for a period of two years following their service discharge.
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  4. Employees or volunteers shall not engage in any form of physical or psychological abuse with any consumer. This includes sexual abuse, physical punishment, sexual harassment, or any other action intended to humiliate, threaten, or exploit a consumer.
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  5. Employees or volunteers shall not engage in business practices or personal behavior that are criminal in nature or that would bring discredit upon The Mission.
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  6. Professional staff shall adhere to all ethical standards of their profession in accordance with applicable certification and/or licensure rules, and all staff and volunteers shall adhere to all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 2, and the Tenessee Code of Annotated, Titles 33, and others as applicable.
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  7. Management staff shall ensure that all marketing and informational materials are factual, truthful, and present an accurate portrayal of The Mission's ministry programs and practices.
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  8. Staff and volunteers shall report to The Mission's Board of Directors any violation or atttempted violation of the standards of employee or volunteer conduct, who shall investigate the allegations and take appropriate action. There shall be no reprisal whatsoever for reporting suspected violations of ethical standards.
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