Code of Professional Conduct

Certification by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board® (HMDCB) carries an obligation for ethical behavior and professionalism in all conduct.

Ethical behavior and professionalism expected of all candidates includes:

  • Submitting accurate, valid application information
  • Respecting the confidentiality of examination questions and content
  • Maintaining an unrestricted medical license in the United States, its territories, or Canada
  • Accurately representing certification status at all times
  • Maintaining ethical and professional behavior in all conduct

Hospice Medical Director Certification candidates will be required to sign a statement affirming adherence to the code when submitting their application.

"The HMDCB certification program is an important avenue to establishing one's expertise in the administrative and clinical skillset demanded of a hospice medical director. It helps to affirm the importance of physicians providing end-of-life care within the larger palliative and medical continuum of care."

Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD HMDC
Physician, Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, FL