Annex A – AAMI Consensus Body Member Code of Conduct
This AAMI Consensus Body Member Code of Conduct (Code) is adapted from the ISO Code of Conduct for the technical work.
The goal of this Code is to facilitate AAMI’s standards development work—work that is carried out in a multi-stakeholder environment. The Code also is intended to ensure that consensus body deliberations are conducted in a respectful and professional manner by all parties.
It applies to anyone who chooses to participate on an AAMI consensus body. The Code is an obligation for participation.
As participants in AAMI’s standards program, we acknowledge the responsibility and value of participating in the development of standards and TIRs. We therefore adhere to this Code in accordance with the terms below.
|Work for the net benefit of the healthcare community||We recognize that the development of standards is for the net benefit of the healthcare community, over and above the interests of any individual or organization. We are committed to advancing standards within their agreed scope, and we will not hinder their development. We support AAMI’s goal of advancing patient safety and health technology.|
|Uphold consensus and governance||We will uphold the key principles of AAMI’s standardization: consensus, due process, honesty, openness, transparency, fairness, effectiveness, relevance, and coherence.|
|Agree to a clear purpose and scope||We are committed to having a clear purpose, scope, objectives, and will work to ensure the timely development of standards and technical documents.|
|Participate actively and manage effective representation||We agree to actively participate in standards development projects. We will make our contributions to the work according to the AAMI Standards Department Policies and Procedures.|
|Escalate and resolve disputes||We will identify and escalate disputes in a timely manner to ensure rapid resolution. We will uphold the agreed dispute resolution processes.|
|Behave ethically||We will act in good faith and with due care and diligence. We will avoid collusive or anticompetitive behavior. We will promote a culture of fair and ethical behavior.|
|Respect others||We are committed to respecting all others engaged in the development of AAMI standards and technical documents and the professional culture of standards development by:|
· conducting ourselves in a professional manner;
· respecting others and their perspectives;
· accepting group decisions and consensus; and
· ensuring that the views of all are heard and understood.