Organizational Integrity Policy (Whistleblower Policy)(Updated March 14, 2022)

Ada County Medical Society requires directors, officers, and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the ACMS, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Reporting Responsibility

It is the responsibility of all directors, officers, and employees to comply with organizational policies and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Organizational Integrity (Whistleblower) Policy. 

No Retaliation

No director, officer, or employee who in good faith reports a violation of policies shall suffer harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Organizational Integrity Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the ACMS before seeking resolution outside ACMS. 

Reporting Violations

Employees are expected to share their questions, concerns, suggestions, or complaints with someone who can address them properly. In most cases, an employee’s supervisor is in the best position to address an area of concern. However, if you are not comfortable speaking with your supervisor or you are not satisfied with your supervisor’s response, you are encouraged to speak with the Executive Director or a member of the Executive Committee (Past-President, President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer). Supervisors and managers are required to report suspected violations of the policy to the Organization’s Compliance Officer, who has specific and exclusive responsibility to investigate all reported violations. For suspected fraud, or when you are not satisfied or are uncomfortable with following the ACMS’s open-door policy, individuals should contact the Compliance Officer. 

Compliance Officer

ACMS’s President is responsible for investigating and resolving all reported complaints and allegations concerning violations of the Code and, at her or his discretion, shall advise the Executive Director and/or the executive committee. ACMS’s Compliance Officer is the President of the Board of Directors which can be found on our website. 

Accounting Matters

The executive committee of the board of directors shall address all reported concerns or complaints regarding corporate accounting practices, internal controls, or financial review. The Compliance Officer shall immediately notify the executive committee of any such complaint and work with the committee until the matter is resolved. 

Acting In Good Faith

Anyone filing a complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation of the policies must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense. 


Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation. 

Handling of Reported Violations

The Compliance Officer will notify the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation within five business days. All reports will be promptly investigated, and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

Contact Information

ACMS welcomes your comments regarding this policy. If you believe that ACMS has not adhered to this policy, please contact ACMS with an email:
[email protected] or by contacting the President of the Board.  We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem. You can write your concerns to Ada County Medical Society, Inc. Executive Director, 305 W Jefferson, Boise ID 83702. Phone 208-336-2930