Compliance Programs/Reporting

EVMS and EVMS Medical Group Compliance Programs

The EVMS Board of Visitors is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies governing medical and health professions education, research, business and financial activity, and patient care. The EVMS Compliance Plan and ‌Code of Conduct demonstrate EVMS' commitment to the compliance process.

All employees, faculty, volunteers, students, residents, and business associates of EVMS are expected to comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures regarding the conduct of research, education, business, patient services and financial activity. All are required to make sincere efforts to prevent, detect, and correct any acts which could be considered non-compliant with applicable laws, regulations, or policies, and to report any such activity.

Similarly, EVMS Medical Group (intranet, authorized users only) has designed a compliance program to specifically address EVMS Health Services patient privacy and billing compliance issues.

Reporting Compliance Concerns

Each individual has a personal responsibility to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and all EVMS policies and procedures, as well as to report any activity that appears to violate any applicable law or regulation. Potential areas of non-compliance include financial, research, education, or patient services. Residents and students engaged in EVMS-sponsored educational activities, regardless of the location, are subject to EVMS policies, procedures, regulations, and compliance requirements.

Reports may be made first, to the appropriate supervisor, department head, or next higher level of management. Or, if that is not feasible;

To the EVMS Office of Compliance, 446-6008, or by written or verbal report through the EVMS Compliance hotline known as AlertLine, 1-877-874-8416 (anonymous reporting available); or if the issue is related to patient services, to the EVMS Medical Group Director of Compliance and Internal Audit hot line (intranet, authorized users only).

EVMS will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, raises compliance questions or reports suspected compliance violations.