General Legal Matters
It is the responsibility of every Alegent Health employee and officer to report actual or potential wrong-doing. It is not appropriate to overlook such situations. Alegent Health prohibits any action directed against an individual for making a good faith report of their concerns.
Antitrust Law Violations: Alegent Health employees and officers may not participate in conduct prohibited by Antitrust Laws. This conduct may include price fixing, price sharing with competitors, group boycotts, bid rigging and bribery.
Harassment/Discrimination: Alegent Health employees and officers may not participate in any form of harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, public assistance status, disability, age or any other classification prohibited by law.
Health, Safety and Environmental Issues: All employees and officers shall maintain a drug and weapon-free workplace. Employees and officers shall maintain a workplace at all times that minimizes compromising the health and safety of all Alegent Health employees, patients, physicians, agents and visitors.
Fraud and Abuse: Employees and officers may not participate in conduct prohibited by fraud and abuse laws. Examples include payments in exchange for the referral of patients, employees or officers misrepresenting themselves or the organization in order to obtain payments, submitting false or misleading claims to any government or third party payor, including, but not limited to, claims for services not rendered, or claims which do not otherwise comply with applicable federal or state programs or contractual requirements.
Tax Matters: Because of Alegent Health’s commitment to service and not-for-profit tax-exempt status, Alegent Health has the ethical and legal obligation to engage in activities which reflect our charitable purpose. Activities that do not comply with our charitable purpose may include using Alegent Health resources for private or personal interest, paying more than fair market value for goods or services, or failing to accurately report payments to appropriate taxing authorities.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): It is the responsibility of every employee and officer to ensure ongoing compliance with the national standards for the security and privacy of health date, electronic healthcare transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans and employers as established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.