Corporate Compliance

Tip: Designate a compliance committee

Compliance Monitor, August 12, 2009

One way to strengthen your compliance department is to designate a compliance committee. A compliance committee should advise the compliance officer and assist in the implementation and monitoring of the compliance program. The committee’s functions should include: 
  • Becoming knowledgeable about the content and operation of its compliance program
  • Reviewing any actions taken to ensure they are consistent with standards and expectations
  • Discussing necessary disciplinary actions to be taken against those who have violated hospital policy
  • Reviewing audit results and making recommendations as appropriate
  • Approving annual compliance program work plans
  • Approving hiring of outside consultants
  • Ensuring the compliance officer has the necessary resources to effectively perform his or her role
  • Facilitating reporting of compliance activities to the board  
This tip was adapted from The Compliance Officer’s Handbook, 2nd edition. For more information about the book or to order your copy, click here.

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