Children's Mercy recognizes that there are many opportunities for staff to
develop relationships with outside entities and engage in other
activities that enhance one's professional competency, render
valuable service to the community, and benefit the individual, and hospital.
Children's Mercy understands the necessity and importance of academic
achievement as being critical to its continued evolution as an
academic pediatric medical center. As a result of these activities,
Children's Mercy realizes that the relationships between hospital staff, private
industry, federal and state governments, and the non-profit sector
have grown increasingly complex.
For the purpose of protecting the integrity and objectivity of
its staff in the performance of their hospital obligations,
conflicts of interests between duties to the hospital and duties to
outside relationships should be avoided where possible, or
disclosed and managed so as to avoid violation of state and federal
laws and the Code of Conduct. Since the existence of a conflict
of interest is not always easily determined, hospital Staff are
required to disclose relationships with external entities so that a
reasonable determination can be made regarding the conflict and, if
needed, the appropriate management of such conflict.
Children's Mercy Policies
The policies below describe Children's Mercy's process for disclosure and
review of potential conflicts of interest in order to assure that
these interactions are appropriately avoided or managed:
As a recipient of funding for research from the Public Health
Service, we are also required to publicly disclose all financial
interests held by Senior/Key Personnel that could directly and
significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of the
research. The following is a list of such disclosures. Children's Mercy has made
every attempt to provide accurate and up to date information.
Please be aware that the data on this website may differ from
information provided by other publicly available sources due to
differing reporting requirements.
Currently, Children's Mercy has no disclosures.