Institutional Compliance and Clinical Risk Management

More than 80 student health care providers learned to enhance older patients’ safety through better communication during an afternoon of activities at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Working in interprofessional groups of eight to 10 that included pharmacy, medicine, public health, nursing, dietetics, physician assistant studies and physical therapy, the students rotated through stations where they worked hands-on with the geriatric issues of falls risks, cognitive impairment, multiple medications and functional impairments. The nursing students were from TCU Harris College of Nursing and the dietetics students from Texas Woman’s University; the others are from the UNTHSC campus. COMPLIANCE PHOTOS 0001 Photos with our doctoral students for marketing UNTHSC-School of Public Health.
“Compliance at the Health Science Center is a matter of fairness, honesty, responsibility, ethical behavior and good stewardship. Adherence to compliance is an opportunity for each health science center employee to make a meaningful contribution to the ongoing success of the institution.”

      • The Compliance Program at UNT Health Science Center ensures that all personnel conduct their business, research, educational and service activities with complete adherence to all statutory requirements and at the highest levels of ethical behavior.
      • The Program is designed to enhance employee, student, business associate and patient/client awareness of the expectation of ethical behavior, and to facilitate the reporting of suspected breaches of conduct and/or noncompliance.
      • This site is to help members of the UNT Health Science Center community familiarize themselves with policy and procedures relevant to ethical conduct of the activities at the health science center. It also provides specific guidelines for reporting a suspected compliance violation.

How may we assist you with compliance matters? compliance@unthsc.edu

ethics hotlineHow to report a suspected compliance violation

Students, employees, patients and others may report a compliance violation in the following ways:

Reporting compliance violations is strongly encouraged, and it is the Health Science Center’s policy to immediately establish an inquiry and follow up each report to its conclusion. The inquiry process is conducted according to a standardized Report and Response Protocol.

Additional Suspected Fraud, Waste and Abuse Reporting Options:  It is the policy of UNT System and its campuses to identify and promptly investigate any possibility of fraudulent or related dishonest activities against UNT System or one of its campuses and, when appropriate, to pursue legal remedies available under the law.  Another option for reporting suspected fraud, waste and abuse in addition to reporting it to a UNT System or campus organization is directly reporting the suspected incident to the State Auditor’s Office.  The State Auditor’s telephone number is 1-800-TX-AUDIT (892-8348) and their website is http://sao.fraud.state.tx.us.

 

This page was last modified on July 26, 2016