(Recorded Webinar) Conflicts of Interest: Compliance Requirements and Case Studies
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?
- Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
- Grants Management Staff
- Fiscal Staff
- Human Resources Staff
- CEOs/ Directors
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
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]
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]
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