The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey strives to conduct
its operations in an ethical, lawful and responsible manner. Each employee of
UMDNJ is expected to adhere to this standard whenever he or she acts on behalf
To this end, a Compliance Program has been established to define and govern
the conduct expected of employees, to provide guidance on resolving questions
related to business conduct and ethical issues, and to establish a mechanism
by which employees can report possible violations.
Listed below are certain activities which are strictly prohibited. Staff members
who engage in these or other prohibited activities may be disciplined and may
be subject to termination even for the first offense, depending on the seriousness
and intensity of the violation. This list is not intended to cover every possible
situation that may arise, but is designed to give you a basic understanding of
common types of unacceptable conduct or performance.
- Failure to adhere to UMDNJ's Code of Conduct.
- Failure to adhere to UMDNJ or its units policies and procedures.
- Failure to satisfy mandatory compliance training requirements.
- Failure to cooperate with internal attorneys, auditors and compliance officer
during investigations and audits.
- Using and disclosing patient information in violation of the privacy rights
of our patients as provided by state and/or federal laws and regulations (ex:
HIPAA), and/or UMDNJ or its unit's policies and procedures.
- Engaging in unauthorized access to patient information or using authorized
access to such information in an unauthorized manner or in violation of UMDNJ
or its units policies and procedures.
- Failure to report possible violations of law or ethical standards.
- Failure to abide by UMDNJ's Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Failure to comply with Antitrust laws.
- Failure to comply with Anti-kickback/anti-referral laws.
- Failure to comply with EMTALA regulations.
- Failure to properly handle and dispose of hazardous materials and wastes;
i.e. chemical, biological, and radioactive.
- Failure to comply with the proper distribution and handling of pharmaceutical
products; including, but not limited to, prescription drugs, controlled substances,
hypodermic needles and drug samples.
- Failure to follow policies and procedures that ensure that research grants
and their implementation are consistent with federal, state, local, and UMDNJ
rules and regulations.
- Participating in concealing improper discharge or disposal of hazardous materials
- Failure to comply with all safety instructions and procedures which are established
to prevent safety and health hazards.
- Retaliating in any form against an individual who in good faith reports a
suspected violation of policy and/or law.
- Engaging in any type of scientific misconduct.
- Failure to adhere to all Medicare and Medicaid laws and regulations.
- Failure to abide by all applicable laws and regulations