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If you are absent from work due to illness for more than 3 days, you must report to Occupational Health for a screening prior to returning to work.


PCMH Corporate Compliance Program

A System of Employee Empowerment and Accountability

The Board of Directors for University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina (UHSEC) is committed to effective and efficient operations, reliable financial reporting and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. To that end, the compliance program was created as a system of employee empowerment and accountability.

Program Purpose:

The purpose of the program is to prevent, detect and correct potential violations of the law, rules and policies by all employees of the health system. The intent of the program is twofold. First, the program is designed to aid all health system employees in complying with the increasingly complex rules and regulations governing the health care industry by providing uniform policies and procedures. Second, it is the health system's desire for this program to aid in the identification and correction of any violations of any applicable rules and regulations and the health system's Code of Conduct. In order to attain this goal, the Code of Conduct imposes a duty upon all employees to report any actual or perceived violation of the Code of Conduct, the Corporate Compliance Program or any other health system policy or procedure to designated individuals.


The mission of the Office of Audit and Compliance is to assist and advise management and employees to help ensure the health system is compliant with applicable Federal, State and Local laws. The Office of Audit and Compliance shall perform independent appraisal functions to examine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the health system’s internal control system, overall quality of performance and compliance with applicable laws, rules, policies and regulations.

Key Elements:

Compliance is more than a defensive mechanism for the health system. It is a key component for managing risk, improving operational efficiency and increasing the quality of patient care. This program complies with Application Note 3 (k) of Section 8A1.2 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Guidelines for Compliance Programs. The Compliance Program contains the following seven key elements:

March 17, 2009

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