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American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Certificate of Workplace Fairness

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine strongly supports fair working practices for emergency physicians. Consequently, it will certify excellence in the ED workplace if ED physician employees are guaranteed five workplace conditions.

Please confirm that these workplace conditions are present within your organization.

  1. A reasonable due process policy.
    View examples of fair employment practices.
  2. A reasonable policy of financial transparency that protects physicians against financial exploitation.
    View examples of fair employment practices.
  3. A reasonable policy of financial equity that allows physicians to share in the department's profits.
    View examples of fair employment practices.
  4. A reasonable policy of political equity that allows physicians to improve their own working conditions.
    View examples of fair employment practices.
  5. Employment arrangements that do not impose post-contractual restrictions.
    View examples of fair employment practices.

The Academy recognizes the existence of many different emergency department business models. The above examples are provided as guidelines that comply with the listed principles. These guidelines are not absolute, but reflect the spirit of fairness encouraged by the Academy. Thus, any group that believes it meets conditions for fairness is encouraged to submit an application for a certificate of excellence. Applications will be reviewed by the Academy. Departments that are deemed to fall outside fairness criteria will be provided direct feedback and given ample opportunity to reapply.

Submit an Application
for Workplace Fairness

Click here for a printable application for Workplace Fairness.


Applicants for Certificate of Excellence in Emergency Department Workplace Fairness

Pending Applications

None at this time.

Recognized as being in compliance with Certificate of Workplace Fairness Standards & Conditions

Organization State
Central California Emergency Medicine Physicians CA
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center TX
Emergency Physicians of Community Hospital Anderson (EPCHA) IN
Emergency Physicians at Sumner, PLLC TN
Emergency Physicians of St. Louis, P.C.-St. Anthony's Medical Center MO
Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance, Inc. VA
Granite State Emergency Physicians - Catholic Medical Center NH
Kern Medical Center CA
Madison Emergency Physicians serving: St. Mary's Hospital, St. Clare Hospital and Sun Prairie Emergency Center WI
Mount Sinai Hospital IL
Newport Emergency Physicians, Inc RI
Piedmont Emergency Consultants-Martha Jefferson Hospital VA
Reid Hospital/Emergency Medicine of Eastern Indiana IN
Southern Colorado Emergency Medical Associates CO
Southwestern Michigan Emergency Services, P.C. MI
St. Luke's Hospital IA
St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital WI
Titan Emergency Group FL
UCI Medical Center CA
Valley Emergency Physicians-South Bend IN
West Jefferson Emergency Physician's Group LA

Emergency physicians are encouraged to contact AAEM (anonymously, if desired) to report a listed group that they believe is not in compliance along with an explanation.

Submit a Certificate of Fairness Non-Compliance Report