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  • Governance Standards

    The governing board should provide effective and ethical governance leadership on behalf of its owners’/stakeholders’ interest to ensure that the organization focuses on its purpose and outcomes for persons served, resulting in the organization’s long-term success and stability. The board is responsible for ensuring that the organization is managed effectively, efficiently, and ethically by the organization’s executive leadership through defined governance accountability mechanisms. These mechanisms include, but are not limited to, an adopted governance framework defined by written governance policies and demonstrated practices; active and timely review of organizational performance and that of the executive leadership; and the demarcation of duties between the board and executive leadership to ensure that organizational strategies, plans, decisions, and actions are delegated to the resource that would best advance the interests and performance of the organization over the long term and manage the organization’s inherent risks. The board has additional responsibilities under the domain of public trust, and as such, it understands its corporate responsibility to the organization’s employees, providers, suppliers, and the communities it serves.

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