Corporate Compliance

Be careful what you sign! Don't let yourself become the subject of DOJ investigations

Compliance Monitor, November 21, 2007

Compliance officers are the primary organizational watch dog. It is your responsibility to ensure that any certification of compliance is signed in good faith and after proper due diligence is conducted.

With the filing of a lawsuit against the former general counsel and compliance officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the Justice Department sent a message to in-house counsel and corporate compliance officers around the nation-compliance officers and in-house counsel have an obligation to thoroughly investigate any potential violations or allegations. It could protect your reputation as well as the reputation of your facility.

Join HCPro on Thursday, December 13 at 1 p.m. (Eastern) for the live, 90-minute audioconference "Criminal and Civil Risk for Compliance Officers: Understand the implications of the Tenet case." Healthcare attorneys Robert A. Wade, Esq., of Baker and Daniels, LLP, and Steve Bender, chief compliance officer/ general council for Trinity Health, will discuss lessons learned from the Tenet case and how to use them to protect yourself from risk of potential liability.

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