The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has established a Compliance Hotline and Web Report. The Compliance Hotline and Web Report are intended to supplement regular communication channels. Faculty and staff are encouraged to call the Compliance Hotline with questions concerning ethical or legal conduct or to discuss potentially improper actions, if they do not feel comfortable addressing these concerns through the normal administrative channels. The caller is not recorded, traced or identified, and the caller is not required to furnish his/her name. Information provided to the hotline is treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law. The Compliance Hotline and Web Report are available 24/7.
Compliance Hotline number: 1-888-472-9868
Compliance Web Report website: www.tnwinc.com/webreport.
You may also report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General [800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477)] or the State Auditor's Office Hotline 800-TX-AUDIT (800-892-8348). The State Auditor's Office provides additional information at its website, http://sao.fraud.state.tx.us.
Why should you report suspected compliance concerns?
It is the individual responsibility of each UTHealth faculty and staff member to address ethical and/or compliance questions or concerns. Determining if you have an ethical or compliance issue can be complex. Follow the checklist below to determine if you have an ethical or compliance issue:
The university maintains several methods by which a compliance report may be made:
If you have questions about the Compliance Hotline or the Web Report, please contact the Office of Institutional Compliance at 713-500-3294.