Disclose potential conflicts of interests

All acute-care hospitals should have policies regarding conflicts of interests. Make certain that every person covered by your facility's conflicts of interests policy submits in writing to the chief executive officer a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement listing all financial and/or potential conflicting interests. Individuals should resubmit the statement with any necessary changes each year or as any additional conflicting or financial interests arise. Distribute an annual summary of these disclosures to all board members. In addition, the chair and vice chair of the board should have disclosure statements available at the time of all board meetings in case a potential conflict arises.