Employees and faculty are required to come forward with any information regarding an actual or possible violation of the SUNY DHSU Compliance Program, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, or SUNY DHSU Policy and cooperate fully in the investigation of any alleged violation.
SUNY DHSU has established the following methods for employees to report, confidentially and anonymously, any questionable conduct or possible violation:
SUNY DHSU's Confidential Compliance Line is a 24/7 hotline service available as an internal reporting mechanism for reporting suspected fraud, abuse, waste or other illegal or unethical conduct regarding students, employees, volunteers and independent contractors.
To make an anonymous report regarding any concerns, use either of these methods for reporting:
Call: 877-349-SUNY (7869)
Web-based reporting: Compliance Help Line
The Compliance Line Brochure or Compliance Line Poster is available to everyone.
Downstate Compliance Contacts
Reports may be made either in person, by telephone, or in writing to any of the following:
|Concerns Regarding:||Department||Phone||Fax||Box #|
|Office of Compliance & Audit Services||270-4033||270-4312||1248|
|Legal Issues||University Counsel||270-4628||270-6749||1258|
|Disciplinary Issues||Human Resources||270-1191||270-1815||53|
|Patient Confidentiality||HIPAA Privacy Officer||270-7470||270-4312||1248|
|Security of Information Systems||Information Security Officer||270-8593||270-1271||17|
|Patient Abuse||Patient Relations||270-1111||270-2770||23|
|EEO/Diversity Issues||Office of Diversity & Inclusion||270-1738||270-2276||1220|
|Environmental Health & Safety||Facilities Management & Development/Environmental Safety||270-1216||270-2894||13|
|Threats & Physical Violence||University Police||270-2626||270-4090||1201|
There shall be no reprisals for good faith reporting of actual or suspected acts of fraud, waste or abuse or violations of the Code or other wrongdoing or conduct. However, an employee who makes an intentional false report or a report not in good faith may be subject to disciplinary action. SUNY DHSU will endeavor to keep the identity of anyone reporting a violation confidential, to the extent permitted by law, unless doing so prevents SUNY DHSU from fully and effectively investigating an alleged violation.
As referenced above, SUNY DHSU provides a Compliance Line as a means for employees to provide information to the VP-OCAS. Thus, reports of wrongdoing may be made directly to the individuals designated above or to the employee Compliance Line via an oral or web-based report. The VP-OCAS, CAOC or other individual designated by the President will investigate any and all information provided.