100 Acknowledgement and Receipt of Personnel Policies Handbook

This Personnel Policies Handbook published June, 2009, supersedes all previous employee handbooks published by Ozark Tri County Health Care Consortium, Incorporated dba ACCESS Family Care.


This Personnel Policies Handbook is designed to introduce employees to ACCESS Family Care and provide employees with important information about working conditions, group benefits, and some of the policies affecting your employment.   Employees must comply with all provisions of our Employee Handbook. It describes many of your responsibilities as an employee, and outlines the programs developed by ACCESS Family Care. One of our primary objectives is to provide a work environment conducive to both personal and professional growth.


No employee handbook can anticipate every circumstance or question about policy. ACCESS Family Care reserves the right to revise any of our policies or portion of this Handbook as are deemed appropriate. The only exception to any changes is ACCESS Family Care’s Employment-At-Will Policy, permitting the employee or ACCESS Family Care to end the working relationship for any reason, at any time. Employees will be notified of such changes to the Handbook as they occur and it is the responsibility of the employee to keep apprised of the changes as they occur.


EMPLOYEE NAME (Please Print): _________________________________________________________


I have entered into my employment relationship with ACCESS Family Care voluntarily and acknowledge that there is no specified length of employment. Accordingly, either I or ACCESS Family Care can terminate the relationship at will, with or without cause, at any time, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law.


Since the information, policies, and benefits described here are necessarily subject to change, I acknowledge that revisions to the Handbook may occur, except to ACCESS Family Care’s policy of Employment-At-Will. All such changes will be communicated through official notices. I understand that revised information may supersede, modify, or eliminate existing policies. Only the Board of Directors of ACCESS Family Care has the ability to adopt any revisions to the policies in this Handbook.


ACCESS Family Care is committed to preserving the right to privacy of employees and our patients. Protected information should be discussed only with appropriate ACCESS Family Care employees, when conducting daily business on a qualified “need to know” basis. It is neither ethical, nor in sound judgment to make derogatory remarks about fellow employees, subordinates, superiors, patients or ACCESS Family Care as an agency. Gossip is prohibited. 


I understand that I must follow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines for all Protected Health Information. If I am found to be in violation of HIPAA policies, I understand I will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.





I have received a copy of the Personnel Policies Handbook. I understand that I am to read and become familiar with the contents. Furthermore, I acknowledge that this Handbook is neither a contract of employment nor a legal document. If I have questions, I understand that I should talk to my Supervisor or to the Director of Human Resources. I understand that this document will become a part of my personnel file.



NAME: ________________________________________________________________

                                                Employee Signature


DATE: __________________________________