Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC)
The Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) is an officially constituted committee of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), reporting to the Office of the President, under the leadership of the Director of the Ethics Program. The IEC works in conjunction within the Ethics Program to provide comprehensive, integrated ethics support for the institution.
The IEC provides a multidisciplinary forum for the analysis and discussion of ethical standards affecting patient care, professional education and community interests in service to the organizational mission to improve health. This mission is fulfilled through the Committee’s advisory, educational, policy development, and service functions.
The IEC is committed to the promotion of high ethical standards in all of its operations and recognizes its responsibility in protecting and promoting the rights and responsibilities of its members. The IEC supports UTMB’s Values of compassion, integrity, respect, diversity, lifelong learning as outlined below: