The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SOM) wishes to conduct its affairs in full compliance with all laws and regulations of government agencies and all local policies and procedures. All members of the SOM community, including faculty, staff, students, residents, other learners and agents of the SOM must comply with these same requirements as well as support the SOM in its compliance efforts.
Every SOM member has a duty to report any known or suspected non-compliant behavior or violations with any regulatory mandates and/or local policies. The SOM Office of Compliance and Ethics, at the request of the member, will provide such anonymity as required by law to the member. Under certain circumstances, however, in the judgment of the SIU Legal Counsel and SOM Office of Compliance and Ethics it may be necessary for disclosure so as to be able to adequately investigate concerns or issues and take necessary corrective action.
No member of the SOM community shall retaliate against another SOM member that reports a suspected violation nor knowingly allow any such retaliation or harassment to occur. Refer to the SOM Non Retaliation and Non Retribution policy for more specific information regarding non retaliation, non retribution and/or harassment.
Members of the SOM community may file reports of potential violations in any of the ways listed below but may also submit reports via other standard means of communication.
The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s (SOM) mission is to assist the citizens of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, research, patient care and service to the community. The SOM is committed to accomplishing this mission by upholding the highest standards of lawful and ethical behavior at all levels of the organization. To accomplish this objective, all members of the SOM community are encouraged and expected to communicate any known or suspected compliance activities or concerns to their supervisor and/or other appropriate SOM official for review. The term SOM community member refers individually and collectively to faculty, staff, students, residents, contractors, or agents and includes both paid employees and volunteers.
The SOM commits to its community members that they may make a disclosure or file a report of a potential compliance issue without fear of retaliation, retribution or harassment. No member of the SOM community is permitted to engage in retaliation, retribution or any form of harassment against another member for reporting compliance-related concerns. Any retribution, retaliation or harassment will be met with strict disciplinary action. No member of the SOM community will knowingly allow any retaliation, retribution or harassment to occur.
Faculty, administrators and managers at all levels of the organization must take positive measures to assure all SOM members that they and the SOM leadership genuinely encourage the reporting of issues as a service to the SOM, and that there will be no retaliation, retribution or harassment for filing reports.