Conflicts of Interest: Compliance Requirements and Case Studies

November 18, 2021

As recipients of federal funds and as tax-exempt organizations, health centers must develop conflict of interest policies and procedures. While most health centers have a policy and procedure, they still find it challenging to identify interests, determine whether a conflict exists, and address a conflict. Many health centers don’t realize their procedure is unclear or their documentation is lacking until it is too late – either a decision has been made or an audit has identified an issue.

In this webinar, the presenters will review the relevant federal rules and regulations regarding conflicts of interest, discuss the requirements for demonstrating compliance with the conflict of interest requirements in HRSA’s Health Center Compliance Program Manual, and highlight best practices on implementing an effective process for the disclosure of interests. The presenters will also share responses to several frequently asked questions in this area, including:

  • Are all health center employees required to complete a disclosure form annually?
  • Who should receive the disclosure forms and what should they do with them?
  • Is it a conflict of interest if our Board member…owns a restaurant and we order food from their restaurant? Is employed by a private foundation? Works for another non-profit?
The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers

  • Grants Management Staff

  •  Fiscal Staff

  • Human Resources Staff

  •  CEOs/ Directors

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the federal rules and regulations related to conflicts of interest that apply to health centers
  • Determine whether an individual’s interest conflicts with the interests of the health center and how to address a conflict
  • Evaluate and improve your health center’s conflict of interest policy and procedure
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
11/05/2021
Course expires: 
01/01/2023
Event starts: 
11/18/2021 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
11/18/2021 2:00pm EST
Cost:
$150.00

MOLLY EVANS


A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

DIANNE PLEDGIE


As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

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If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Compliance Officers/Risk Managers, Grants Management Staff, Fiscal Staff, Human Resources Staff, CEOs/ Directors
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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