Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Moffitt Cancer Center is committed to full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and guidelines. Moffitt faculty, staff and other workforce members are required to conduct themselves in accordance with Moffitt’s Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and the 10 standards of our code.

The code addresses the following standards:

1. Provide high quality care and services.
We are committed to providing high quality care and services to our patients and their families, visitors and the community. Such care will be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, equitable, and linguistically and culturally competent.

2. Conduct research ethically.
Basic, clinical, translational and population science research are central to our mission. We are committed to following the principles of honesty and integrity in designing, conducting and reporting research.

3. Promote fair employment practices and open communication.
We are committed to providing a work environment throughout the organization that promotes fair treatment and complies with laws in all matters relating to employment.

4. Obey the law in all business practices.
We will conduct our business in compliance with the laws, regulations, and standards that apply to the business of the cancer center, the reporting of our financial position, internal controls, and corporate oversight.

5. Protect and safeguard confidential information.
We will ensure the responsible use and disclosure of patient, visitor, workforce member, faculty, business and other confidential information.

6. Code, bill and collect in an ethical and legal manner.
We are committed to integrity in our charging, coding, billing and collection practices.

7. Avoid conflicts of interest.
We will conduct ourselves with integrity, honesty and fairness to avoid any conflict, or appearance of conflict, between personal interests and the interests of the cancer center.

8. Safeguard assets and property.
We will use our resources wisely and will be accountable for their proper use.

9. Maintain a safe environment.
We are committed to providing a safe environment for our faculty, workforce, patients and visitors.

10. Promote a culture of respect.
We are committed to promoting a culture of respect and do not tolerate discriminatory, harassing, retaliatory, inappropriate, intimidating or disruptive behaviors.

To contact the Corporate Compliance Program, please call 813-745-1869 or email CorporateCompliance@Moffitt.org.