In order to ensure the provision of quality health care necessary to attain or maintain residents’ highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being, in full compliance with all applicable laws, Parkside PAR has adopted a Facility Compliance Program. An important component of the Program is a Code of Conduct (referred to as the “Code”), which sets out basic principles that must be followed by the leadership team and employees (collectively referred to as “Personnel”) of Parkside PAR. This Code applies to all business operations and Personnel. Representatives of Parkside PAR who are not considered Personnel, such as any agents or external advisers and consultants, should also be directed to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with this Code at any time. The Code describes the values, standards, and expectations that apply to all parts of the operations of Parkside PAR. It defines the relationships that we strive to have with residents, employees, customers, contractors, and the communities in which we work.
A copy of the Code will be distributed to all Personnel. It sets forth general standards applicable to all business and operations. In addition, our Compliance Program maintains a number of more detailed and specific policies covering particular business units or subject matters. These specific policies will be communicated to the Personnel who are particularly affected and who must comply with them in the course of normal business. A current set of such policies is available at the office of Parkside PAR. If you wish to review those policies, please contact your supervisor.
The Code covers a wide variety of areas of conduct, but it is not possible to list all activities that could raise compliance concerns. In many instances, the policies and procedures included in the Facility Compliance Program manual provide detailed guidance on how to handle these “gray” areas. There may be some situations, however, where neither the Code nor the policies and procedures provide the guidance needed to act ethically or legally. In these situations, Personnel should consult a supervisor, manager, or the Compliance Officer to be sure decisions made reflect our values and commitment to compliance.
The Facility Compliance Program and this Code are not intended to and shall not be deemed or construed to provide any rights, contractual or otherwise, to any Personnel or any third parties. Violating the Code is a serious matter that can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.