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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Boone Hospital Center (BHC)
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Boone Hospital Center (BHC)
Web address:http://www.boone.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct452734
Date of initial review: 01 Aug 1996
Validity of certificate25 Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
HONcode status

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Hospital website
Board of Trustees
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. We will accomplish that mission by making Boone an excellent place to work and receive healthcare.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

Audience: Patients' information and Hospital's Physicians and other professionals website.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
This web site is not engaged in the practice of medicine. Any information and advice on the web site is given on a generalized, generic basis, and is not specific to any individual patient's condition. Use of this web site is helpful in making you informed about health care issues, and use of this site does not create a care provider-patient relationship. Online health services and health information cannot replace a health professional-patient relationship, and you should always consult with a professional for diagnosis and treatment of any specific health problems. You should not disregard ...  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy & Security Policy
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Last Update: Tuesday January 10, 2011
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us

  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Boone Hospital Center web site is developed by Boone Hospital Center.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
This web site does not specifically endorse any medical product, nor host or receive funding from advertising.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

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