Reviews policies and procedures of AMIA programs to ensure that high ethical standards are maintained and recommends policies about conflicts of interest and types of conduct that should be discouraged, as well as procedures for discipline, if needed.
The committee is also responsible for periodic review of the Code of Professional Ethical Conduct for AMIA to ensure the document reflects current practice and thinking of the Board.
The committee also has a special COI panel that oversees AMIA’s conflict management process and serves as an intermediary between members, leaders, and the Board. The panel serves to advise the Board on specific issues with ethical implications for members or leaders. The panel will include five AMIA members selected by the chair of the Ethics Committee and one member will be appointed (by the Ethics Committee chair) as the panel chair. The panel chair will serve as a member of the Ethics Committee (with vote) and the Ethics Committee chair will serve as an ex-officio member of the panel. Panel members will be approved by the Board Chair for a 2-year term coinciding with AMIA’s bi-annual committee process.