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 is a great way to show excellence and commitment to the care of hospice patients and their families. It also provides hospice organizations with a way to distinguish themselves as leaders by encouraging their physicians and medical directors to become certified.”

Medical Director, TRU Community Care
Lafayette, CO