Office of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Compliance Office 210-567-2014, Compliance Line 1-877-507-7317

Employee's Responsibilities and the Guiding Principle


The University's guiding principle is simple: Do what's right. Although it is simple to write and say, sometimes it is difficult to do. When faced with a tough ethical decision, review the following checklist:

  • Does the action comply with the University's policies and procedures?
  • Is the action legal?
  • How would the action look to your family and friends, our patients, and the general public if it were published on the front page of the newspaper?
  • Would the action make you feel bad if you did it?
  • Are you being fair and honest?
  • Is the action consistent with the University's policies and procedures?
  • If you know it's wrong, don't do it!
  • If you're not sure, ask until you get an answer.

Ethical behavior is the responsibility of every employee and student. Each one of us has a personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate applicable laws, regulations, rules, policies, and/or procedures.

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