The purpose of the Institutional Compliance Program is to pro-actively promote compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. The compliance program strives to foster and help ensure ethical conduct and provide education, training, and guidance to all faculty and staff members. These goals are accomplished through regular high risk identification, training, and monitoring of the effectiveness of compliance activity.
Building Upon the Mission: Everyone has Responsibilities
Ethical conduct and following the policies, laws, and regulations which apply to the university is the responsibility of each faculty and staff member. Each of us must be aware of the legal and ethical standards which apply to our job responsibilities. We must perform our duties and responsibilities in accordance with the provisions of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies; the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of the U.T. System; and the policies of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. These responsibilities are outlined in the university’s General Standards of Conduct Policy.
If you have a question, concern, report or problem involving any aspect of compliance, we want to hear from you. Any member of the health science center community (faculty, staff, resident, or student) or other interested party with knowledge or suspicion of any activity that may be illegal or non-compliant is encouraged to make use of the university's Compliance Hotline, 888-472-9868, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Executive Compliance Committee (ECC) is responsible for providing advice and guidance to the President and the Chief Compliance Officer on the design and operation of the Institutional Compliance Program. The ECC is convened by the President and is composed of the following executive leadership positions:
The ECC is responsible for the following:
The ECC has established an Institutional Compliance Committee (ICC) which meets quarterly in a joint meeting with the ECC. The ICC is composed of:
The ICC reviews quarterly summaries of all ECC activities and communicate institutional compliance information to each members respective area.
William S. LeMaistre, J.D., CHC
Assistant Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Loretta Davis, MPA
Manager, Compliance/Conflicts of Interest
Jacquline Stone Schnyder, CCEP
Stephen Arong, J.D.
Marsha Harris-Hall, CPC/I, CANPC, CEDC
Healthcare Billing Compliance Manager
Tricia Dean, CPC
Senior Compliance Specialist
Stuart Bernstein, CPC, COCSenior Compliance Specialist