Hello, I have been given the task of helping define a board level ethics committee that will deal with ethical problems outside of medical problems (those will be given a sub-committee specially geared to that task). We are expanding the scope and role of the ethics committee. We will need a good definition of what ethics is in this case - more in the line of a business ethics committee. What are your hospital institutions using as your definition of "ethics." in this scenario. Do you have an board level ethics policy or procedure you could share with us? We are NOT looking for medical ethics committee information. Also we are interested what are the 5 top subject opinions that this type of ethics board, if you have one, has reviewed? For instance, advertising, purchasing issues, etc. A table of contents if you can share would be be very helpful. Thank-you in advance, Halyna Halyna Liszczynskyj, BS, MLS Director of Library Services St. Elizabeth Medical Center 2209 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501 (315) 798-8381 Office (315) 734-4499 Fax [log in to unmask] CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient (s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient (s) of this message, please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank-you.