BIO-REFERENCE LABORATORIES, INC.
CODE OF ETHICS
FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND
KEY FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PERSONNEL
This code of ethics applies to Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc., its Chief
Executive Officer, its Chief Operating Officer, its Chief Financial Officer,
its Vice President – Financial Operations and all key accounting personnel
having responsibility in connection with the preparation, review, or disclosure
of any aspect of the Company's financial statements or other financial information
The purpose of this code of ethics is to deter wrongdoing and
and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual
or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships;
fair, accurate, timely, and understandable disclosure in reports
and documents that Bio-Reference Laboratories files with,
or submits to, the
and Exchange Commission and in other public communications made by
with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations;
prompt internal reporting to an appropriate person or persons
identified in the code, of violations of the code;
for adherence to the code.
Each covered person must deal honestly and ethically with Bio-Reference
Laboratories and on behalf of Bio-Reference Laboratories
in all matters. Each
covered person must not take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation,
abuse of privileged or otherwise undisclosed information, misrepresentation
of material facts, or any other unfair practices.
Each covered person must avoid business, financial, or other
direct or indirect interests or relationships that conflict
or that divide a covered person's loyalty to Bio-Reference
Each covered person must strive to ensure that Bio-Reference
Laboratories' public disclosures comply with all applicable
securities laws and
to ensure that in all reports and documents filed with or submitted
to the Securities
and Exchange Commission by Bio-Reference Laboratories and in
other public communications made by Bio-Reference Laboratories,
full, fair, accurate,
timely, and understandable.
Each covered person is required to familiarize himself or herself
with all the laws, rules, and regulations that apply in the
areas within his
responsibilities. Each covered person is expected to comply
with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations and to ensure
complies with such laws, rules, and regulations in all activities
within the scope of such person's responsibilities.
Each covered person is encouraged to talk to supervisors, managers,
or other appropriate personnel when in doubt about the best
course of action
particular situation. Covered
persons are required to report violations of this code promptly
to their supervisor or manager, or to Bio-Reference Laboratories'
Laboratories will not allow retaliation for reports made in
Violation of this code may result in disciplinary action, including
termination of employment. The Board of Directors shall determine,
or designate appropriate
persons to determine. actions to be taken in the event of violations
of this code.
Any amendment or waiver of this code may be made only by the
Board of Directors.