The mission of this facility is to provide quality, cost-effective health care in a positive and productive work environment. In fulfilling this mission, the facility is dedicated to adhering to the highest ethical standards and, accordingly, recognizes the importance of compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. To evidence this dedication, this facility has adopted, developed and implemented a Corporate Compliance Program.
The Corporate Compliance Program is intended to become a part of the fabric of the facility's routine operations. The facility endeavors to communicate to all personnel the facility's intent to comply with applicable law through the Corporate Compliance Program. In addition, the Corporate Compliance Program will:
- Assess the facility's business activities and consequent legal risks;
- Educate all personnel regarding compliance requirements and train personnel to conduct their job activities in compliance with state and federal law and according to the policies and procedures of the Corporate Compliance Program;
- Implement monitoring and reporting functions to measure the effectiveness of the Program and to address problems in an efficient and timely manner; and
- Include enforcement and discipline components that ensure that all personnel take their compliance responsibilities seriously.
Overall responsibility for operation and oversight of the Corporate Compliance Program as well as the day-to-day responsibility for operation and oversight of the Corporate Compliance Program rests with the Corporate Compliance Officer, Rebecca Weiss. The Compliance Officer will be assisted in these duties by the Compliance Committee.
Employees who violate any provision of the Corporate Compliance Program, including the duty to report suspected violations, shall be subject to disciplinary measures. The facility will take steps to investigate all reported violations and will endeavor through constant vigilance to ensure that the Corporate Compliance Program is effective in preventing, detecting and eliminating violations of the law. In addition, promotion of and adherence to the Corporate Compliance Program will be part of the job performance evaluation criteria for all employees.
The facility will attempt to communicate changes to or modification of the Corporate Compliance Program concurrent with or prior to the implementation of such changes or modifications.
Should employees have any questions or uncertainties regarding compliance with applicable state or federal law, or any aspect of the Corporate Compliance Program, including related policies or procedures, they should seek immediate clarification from the Corporate Compliance Officer or through the Compliance Hotline.