a. Members shall not make medical referrals to any specific doctor(s) or facilities over or above providing patient families with information on which hospitals provide care for CDH.
b. Members have a duty to ensure that the actual interest of any organization with which they may be professionally concerned is adequately declared.
5. Members will not disclose confidential information belonging to, or obtained through their ACDHO affiliation to any person, including relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, unless ACDHO has authorized disclosure. This policy is not intended to prevent disclosure where disclosure is required by law. All members are cautioned to demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, and care to avoid unauthorized or inadvertent disclosures of confidential information. Upon separation of a member from ACDHO, he or she shall return all documents and other materials that may contain confidential information.
6. Members must uphold this code and cooperate with fellow members in so doing by enforcing decisions on any matter arising from its application. A member that knowingly causes or permits a colleague to act in a manner inconsistent with this code is complicit to such action and shall themselves be deemed to be in breach of it.
7. Members are required to take all reasonable care that professional duties are conducted in accordance with all requisite laws and without causing offence on the grounds of gender, race, religion, disability or any other form of discrimination or unacceptable reference.
8. Members shall avoid violating rules regarding intellectual property rights within ACDHO.
a. The ACDHO seal is joint property of current members of ACDHO and can only be
b. The CDH Awareness Ribbon is public domain and may be used by any charity or organization, or individual. Similarly, members agree that no entity will own rights to the CDH Awareness Ribbon, CDH Awareness Day (April 19th), or any other graphics, international events, etc. that should belong to all patients and entities wishing to raise CDH Awareness.
c. All names, logos, websites, graphics, merchandise, etc. of individual charities within ACDHO are their own intellectual properties and should not be used without prior permission from said organization.
d. Members agree to respect the artistic rights of individuals and organizations, and agree not to infringe or compete by creating similar intellectual properties.