Code of Ethics

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WHEREAS, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS) is a surgical certifying board organized to examine physicians in the area of facial cosmetic surgery; and

WHEREAS, the ABFCS is a surgical certifying board organized to promote the safe practice of facial cosmetic surgery;

NOW, THEREFORE, the ABFCS has established the following policy:

As a Diplomate of the ABFCS, I pledge myself to…

1.         Strive for excellence in all aspects of my medical practice.

2.         Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct.

3.         Provide patient care impartially; provide no special privilege to any individual patient based on the patient’s race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap.

4.         Abide by the highest ethical standards in activities designed to attract patients to my practice.

5.         Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information entrusted or known to me by virtue of my role as a facial cosmetic surgeon within the constraints of the law.

6.         Promote and encourage the highest level of medical ethics in providing competent medical service with compassion and respect for human dignity.

7.         Continue to study, apply and advance scientific knowledge, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues and the public, obtain consultation, and use the talents of other health professionals when the best interests of a patient so indicates.

8.         Use only legal and ethical means in the provision of care to my patients and strive to expose those physicians deficient in character or competence, or who engage in fraud or deception.

9.         Recognize and discharge my responsibility and that of the medical profession to uphold the laws and regulations relating to the practice of facial cosmetic surgery.

10.       Use every opportunity to improve public understanding of the role of the Facial Cosmetic Surgeon.

11.       Cooperate in every reasonable and proper way with other physicians and work with them in activities contributing to the advancement of quality patient care.

12.       Accept no personal compensation from any party that would influence or require special consideration in the provision of care to any patient.

13.       Maintain loyalty to the goals and objectives of the ABFCS as stated in the By-Laws.