An Overview of the Responsibilities of the Ethics Committees:

  1. To provide consultation to the medical and professional staff, attendings, house officers, and patients/families on ethical, moral, philosophical problems and issues encountered in the course of managing inpatient and outpatient care.

  2. To provide education and advice to the staff, patients, and families on case-based ethical issues, as well as on ethical medical practice standards, in the provision of inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric health care.

  3. To initiate and, on request, formulate policies on the ethical aspects of clinical care at UMHS. SEE: Policies of Ethical Conduct at UMHS

  4. To assist the UMHS in complying with our regulatory standards.