Members of health center boards of directors have a legal duty under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (the law creating the Health Center Program) and other federal healthcare laws to assure that the health center complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Congress has significantly increased penalties for non-compliance and federal agencies, including the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, have stepped up their oversight activities. Speakers will discuss areas of potential liability under federal healthcare and tax laws and explain the board's role in reducing the risk of violations, including the important role that an effective corporate compliance program plays in protecting the board and the health center.
- Understand key legal responsibilities of health center board members related to fraud and abuse and compliance with tax laws.
- Apply basic techniques for avoiding personal and health center liability for violations.
- Understand how the board can promote a culture of responsibility and corporate compliance.