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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Nationwide Children's Hospital
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Nationwide Children's Hospital
Web address:http://www.NationwideChildrens.org
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct129447
Date of initial review: 02 Oct 2006
Validity of certificate04 Oct 2011 - Oct 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
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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 Leadership
The staff and leadership of Nationwide Children’s are driven by a passion for their work. A passion that stems from the hospital’s century-old mission. A passion that is the reason why more than 7,500 people come to work each day. Our leadership team is constantly striving to make Nationwide Children’s the best pediatric hospital in the world. Learn more about our Leadership below.
  (24 Aug 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
At Nationwide Children’s, we are creating the future of pediatric health care. We consider every detail. Every decision. Every aspect of the care we provide for every child. From the child who comes to us with pediatric cancer, congenital heart disease, or cystic fibrosis. To the child who comes to us with a sprain, a broken bone, or a simple fever. Here, the future health and potential of all children is being shaped. Here, our doctors are revolutionizing your child’s health and the health of future generations.
  (24 Aug 2011) - Link

All children in our community.
  (24 Aug 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Nationwide Children's Hospital's web site is for informational purposes only. (...) The medical information found on this Web site should not be used in place of a consultation with your physician or other health care provider. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider prior to starting or stopping any treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
  (24 Aug 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Notice
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Reviewed by: Louis E. Bartoshesky, MD, MPH
Date reviewed: June 2010
Originally reviewed by: Linda Nicholson, MS, MC
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This Notice was published and becomes effective April 14, 2003.
  (06 Mar 2010) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Contact information
  (24 Aug 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
  (06 Mar 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Our web site does not host any form of advertisement.
  (24 Aug 2011) - Link

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