......... the federal Office of Research Integrity (ORI) publishes notices on closed investigations that have resulted in findings of scientific misconduct? These notices include the respondent's name, the institution at where the misconduct happened, the type of misconduct and any scientific literature involved, and any administrative actions. The notices are published in the Federal Register, the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the ORI Newsletter, and the ORI Annual Report.
...... that serious OSHA violations can cost up to $25,000 per violation? And that if you willfully ignore a violation you could be fined up to $70,000?
… the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute forbids the making or receiving of kickbacks for items or services covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs and it grants the Office of Inspector General (OIG) the power to pursue civil or criminal actions against providers violating these provisions?
Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Chief Compliance Officer
Dr. David Raiford
Assistant Vice Chancellor and
Chief Clinical Enterprise
James S. Mathis, JD, CHC, CHP
Director of Compliance
Chris Thomason, MBA, CHC
Asst. Director of Compliance
Kanar A.Kokoy, MPH, RHIA,
Office Assistant IV
Frances N. O'Connor
The new combined University and Medical Center hotline and website for anonymously reporting fraud, waste, and abuse was launched on Friday, March 8th, 2012. Faculty and staff can use the Integrity in Action reporting network to report unethical, illegal, or unsafe activity at Vanderbilt.
The website — www.tnwgrc.com/Vanderbilt — and toll free number — (866) 783-2287 — are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You do not have to give your name, although you might be asked to check back to provide additional information or to answer questions.
Existing procedures will also remain in place for those wishing to report complaints through a supervisor, or to the office charged with ensuring compliance with a particular policy.
Reports involving allegations of harassment and or discrimination that fall within the University and Medical Center non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy should be reported directly to the Equal Opportunity Office.
Thousands of brochures and posters have been disseminated throughout the campus publicizing the new reporting network.
Compliance violations can occur anywhere at any time. A violation can be intentional or unintentional. The environment that we work in is very complex and so are the laws that govern our industry. You always have the right to report a potential violation directly to the Compliance office with the VMC confidential compliance hotline.
University/Medical Center Compliance Confidential 24 hour Hotline
Office of Compliance & Corporate Integrity
1500 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212-8200