Designation of a Compliance Officer and
Executive Compliance Group
Chief Compliance Officer
To ensure an effective compliance program, Broward Health has designated a Chief Compliance Officer who has oversight over the operations of the compliance program. The Chief Compliance Officer will have a reporting relationship to both the Board of Commissioners and administratively to the President/Chief Executive Officer. Read a statement from Brian W. Kozik.
Although our roles are varied at Broward Health, we can all do our part to maintain Broward Health’s culture of compliance and ethics by following these four steps:
The Chief Compliance Officer will:
- Oversee and monitor the implementation of the Compliance Program
- Review the program to ensure relevance and compliance with current state and federal laws
- Ensure the components of the Compliance Program are implemented to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse
- Have authority to review all documents and other information relevant to compliance activities
- Assist and conduct internal reviews of activities in compliance reviews, including reviews of Broward Health departments;
- Investigate issues related to compliance
- Recommend corrective action, document compliance issues as necessary and work with the appropriate leadership team member
- Encourage reporting of suspected fraud, waste, and abuse (without fear of retaliation) through training and other means of communication
- Report the results of any audits, fraud, waste and abuse investigations, and any resulting employee discipline.
Executive Compliance Group
The Executive Compliance Group (“ECG”) will assist the Chief Compliance Officer in the oversight of the Compliance Program. This includes ensuring that the Compliance Program effectively prevents and/or detects violations of applicable laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines. The ECG will meet on a monthly basis.
The ECG’s specific functions are as follows:
- Provide leadership for Broward Health’s Corporate Compliance Program by promoting and supporting a culture that builds compliance consciousness into the daily activities of Broward Health employees;
- Review, discuss and make recommendations relative to Broward Health’s Corporate Compliance Program and adherence to the seven elements of an effective compliance program including risk assessment, compliance training programs, auditing and monitoring program, compliance policies and procedures, sanction screening, compliance hotline and open lines of communication;
- Review reports on concerns, risks, trends and enforcement activities;
- Review regular internal reports on compliance audits, investigations control systems and risk areas; and
- Ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken when issues are identified.