A board member's "duty of loyalty" is a duty to have undivided allegiance to the health center when making decisions or participating in health center governance activities. This information bulletin addresses the duty of loyalty by 1) explaining the nature of a conflict of interest, 2) presenting how to preserve health center confidentiality in a conflict of interest scenario, 3) determining if a conflict of interest arises, 4) preventing and managing conflicts of interest, and 5) establishing a conflict of interest policy for the health center.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).