Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Office Regulatory Compliance


Reporting Suspected Compliance Issues or Concerns

Employees may report suspected improper conduct, illegal actions, good faith belief of violations of the compliance program or applicable laws utilizing a dedicated hotline telephone number established specifically for this purpose.

  1. Call the hotline number (217) 545-7479 (available 24 hours per day / 7 days per week).
  2. The Office of Compliance and Ethics will answer the phone or you will be connected to an automated voicemail messaging system.
  3. Leave your name, contact information, and applicable message with as many details regarding the matter as you can provide. You may at your option make the call anonymously.
  4. Only the Office of Compliance and Ethics will receive these messages through password protected access to the voicemail messaging system.
  5. Calls are treated confidentially.

You may also submit your report in a variety of other ways.


How to Report Suspected Compliance Issues or Concerns

The School of Medicine (SOM) and its related organizations desire to fully comply with all federal and state laws and regulations. Any claim or suspicion of non-compliant behavior is a serious matter that demands immediate attention. Failure to comply with the laws and regulations could result in penalties and fines, exclusion from federal/state programs, damage to an individual’s and/or institution’s reputations and in some situations could result in criminal charges being filed.

All employees, medical students, residents, and other learners have a responsibility and a duty to the SOM to report known or suspected claims of non-compliant behavior or activities. Failure to report suspected issues is a violation of one’s duty to the institution and could result in disciplinary action being taken against the individual for failure to report such matters to the organization.

There is no prescribed process on how to notify a SOM official of a known or suspected compliance issue, the key is tell someone of authority who can research the matter or advance it to another level for appropriate action. Report the matter to your supervisor, department chair or administrator, Office of Compliance and Ethics, SIU HC Administrative Office, or someone of authority that you feel comfortable speaking with regarding the matter.

SOM Office of Compliance and Ethics
201 East Madison St.
Springfield, IL. 62794-9683
Phone: (217) 545-8532
Fax: (217) 545-0786
ALL matters including clinical

Other Suggested Contacts

SIU Legal Counsel
(217) 545-9362

Associate Dean for Research
and Faculty Affairs

(217) 545-7936

Office of Human Resources
(217) 545-0223

Student Affairs
(217) 545-2860

SOM On-Line Phone Directory

There are a variety of methods in reporting a possible issue for investigation. The key is that you tell someone of authority who can initiate the needed investigation and determine whether corrective measures are needed. Listed below are several methods on how to file a report:

  • Compliance Hotline: (217) 545-7479; secured voice-mail; report may be filed anonymously
  • Incident Report available for download
  • SIU e-mail:
  • Visit or Call the SOM Office of Compliance and Ethics:
    (217) 545-8532 Chief Compliance Officer
    201 East Madison St.
    SIU Mail Code 9683
    Fax (217) 545-4410

SIU HC Administrative Office
201 East Madison St.
Springfield, IL. 62794-9683
Phone: (217) 545-8850
Fax: (217) 545-1884
Clinical matters only


Dean and Provost
(217) 545-3625

Comptroller-Sponsored Program Mgmt.
(217) 545-1696

Residency Affairs
(217) 545-8853

(217) 545-7777 (day)
(217) 545-7000 (night)

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