Baylor College of Medicine is firmly committed to the highest ethical practices and compliance standards.

Code of Conduct

The Baylor College of Medicine Code of Conduct defines our long-standing commitment to integrity and defines the professional and ethical ways in which we work with one another. The Code of Conduct also includes our expectations for ethical behavior, respect, work within teams and the day-to-day conduct of each person at Baylor College of Medicine.

Baylor College of Medicine Integrity Hotline

Baylor College of Medicine has established a confidential and anonymous reporting mechanism for reporting known or suspected improper activity or wrongdoing. Reports can be made via the toll free number (855) 764-7292 or electronically via the internet. Baylor College of Medicine prohibits retaliation for reporting known or suspected improper activity or wrongdoing.

Disclosure of Outside Interests

The College and its workforce have an obligation to ensure adherence to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, free from influence that might create or appear to create an appearance of bias. In order to protect the objectivity of persons who are engaged in these activities and to preserve the integrity of the College, all College personnel must strive to avoid any apparent or actual conflict of interest and must disclose such interests and respond appropriately when conflicts arise.

Billing Compliance Program

Baylor College of Medicine has implemented a billing compliance program to provide policies, education and monitoring of documentation and coding of professional services in accordance with regulatory requirements. For information on this program, contact the Billing Compliance Manager at (713) 798-1134.

Privacy and Security

Baylor College of Medicine has designated a HIPAA Privacy Compliance Officer and Information Security Officer to provide policies, education and monitoring of privacy and security standards in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its amendments under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and Texas state privacy and security laws. For more information contact us at complianceprivacy@bcm.edu or view our Notice of Privacy Practices online.

As an academic institution, Baylor College of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of our student’s educational records in compliance with the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Research Compliance

Baylor College of Medicine is committed to conducting its research and scientific activities ethically and in compliance with all Federal laws. For more information about Baylor’s Research Compliance activities, please contact (713) 798-6986.

Campus Safety and Security

Baylor College of Medicine Security Office is responsible for reporting crime statistics in compliance with the Federal Clery Act.

Environmental Safety

The Office of Environmental Safety is charged with the responsibility to ensure that Baylor College of Medicine complies with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations through implementation of ongoing educational outreach, and technical assistance service programs to Baylor administration, faculty and staff.