The mission/purpose of Harris Health System's Corporate Compliance Program is to ensure Harris Health operates in accordance with in all applicable laws and regulations. Specifically, the Corporate Compliance Program is designed to:
The program structure consists of the following four parts, each of which has certain responsibilities:
The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides that there are seven (7) elements of an effective compliance program. The seven elements are:
In addition, below is a summary of important laws and regulations that are applicable to Harris Health’s Corporate Compliance Program.
It is everyone's affirmative duty to report any violations of the law or Harris Health’s Code of Conduct. To report violations of laws, regulations or policies, use the following mechanisms:
Contact the Corporate Compliance Officer at 713-566-6275, or call the confidential Compliance Hotline at 1-800-500-0333. The hotline is the only method that ensures your anonymity.
It is the policy of Harris Health that no disciplinary action or retaliation will be taken against anyone for reporting, in good faith, a perceived compliance issue, problem, concern, or a suspected or known violation of a federal, state, or local law or regulation or a violation of a Harris Health policy.
For more information about the Harris Health’s Corporate Compliance Program, please refer to the following: