Division employees, provider agencies, and provider agency employees adhere to the Departmentís Code of Conduct (05-03, effective April, 2000 ) and the Divisionís Code of Conduct listed below.
Division Code of Conduct
All employees will be given a copy of the Department’s Code of Conduct prior to beginning employment. All employees must sign the Provider/ Employee/ Volunteer Certification attached to the Code of Conduct prior to beginning employment. A signed certification denotes that a copy of the Code of Conduct was provided, reviewed and understood by the employee. The Code of Conduct is reviewed by all employees at least once a year. In addition to the restrictions outlined in the Department Code of Conduct, the Division will not allow:
- Use of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, without medical prescription, by an employee while on the job, or being under the influence while on the job.
- Use of aversive procedures prior to the review and approval of the Provider Human Rights Committee and/or the Division Human Rights Council.
- Firearms in Community Living or Day Support facilities. Host homes, professional parents, and respite Providers must follow the licensing standards for foster care in regard to the storage of firearms (R501-12-8).
Employees that witness or are aware of any incidence of abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall immediately notify the nearest peace officer, law enforcement agency, or local office of Child or Adult Protective Services with the Department or face criminal charges under Utah Code Annotated section 76-5-111, and sections 62A-3-301 through 62A-3-312. Following this oral report, a written report should be completed and provided to the supervisor and Support Coordinator.
NOTE: For a copy of the Code of Conduct signature page in PDF format, please click on the following link Code of Conduct Signature - PDF or click on the following link for the MS Word version, if you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed Code of Conduct Signature - Word