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Disclosure of Confidential Information Unauthorized and unlawful disclosure of corporately owned intellectual property or trade secrets, as well as employee, customer or consumer information, marketing and other corporate databases, marketing plans, business proposals and strategies.
Discrimination or Harassment Uninvited and unwelcomed verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee because of sex, religion, ethnicity or beliefs. (Examples include: bias in hiring, assignments, promotions, educational decisions; unfair compensation; inappropriate language; wrongful termination). Retaliation or retribution.
Duty Hours Violation ACGME duty hours policy violated when: duty hours exceeded ACGME requirement of no more than 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house call activities; resident or fellow was not provided 1 day in 7 free from all educational and clinicl responsibilities, averaged over 4-week period; trainee was not provided a 10-hour time period between all daily duty periods and after in-house call; In-house call occured more frequently than every third night, averaged over a 4-week period; or continuous duty on-site exceeded 24 consecutive hours.
Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, fabricating, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record.
Gifts and Entertainment Refers to the solicitation or acceptance of items from residents, family members, referral sources, or other third parties
GME Program Concerns Concerns related specifically to program effectiveness. (Examples would include goals and objectives not provided or not met for a particular rotation, learning compromised by the presence of too many trainees not part of your program, inability to raise problems or concerns without fear of intimidation or retaliation, clinical education disrupted by excessive service obligations etc.)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act This Category should be selected if there is a concern with the improper use or disclosure of Protected Health Information. Protected Health Information is information that:
(1) is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school or university, or health care clearinghouse; and (2) relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual; and (i) that identifies the individual; or (ii) for which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual.
Misconduct or Inappropriate Behavior Intentional wrongdoing; specifically: deliberate violation of a law or standard.
Patient Abuse/Physical Intentionally causing harm to a patient or neglecting a patient who needs medical attention or assistance.
Patient Abuse/Verbal Any language directed at a patient by an employee, which would be offensive (swearing), or language used to berate, belittle, or otherwise cause the patient to feel intimidated or threatened.
Patient Care Failure of those responsible for patient care, to properly attend to the everyday needs of a patient(s).
Patient's Rights Failures of those responsible for patient care to allow a patient(s) to follow/complete his/her daily routine, i.e., bathing, watching television, smoking, etc.
Sabotage or Vandalism Destruction of an employer's property (as tools or materials) or the hindering of manufacturing by discontented workers (Examples include: Equipment destruction, stealing, work slowdown, computer virus).
Safety, Health and the Environment Failure to provide a safe working environment or training required by company policies; failure to report accidents, etc. concealing of actual or potential environmental damage; failure to comply with environmental laws.
Scientific Misconduct Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research. Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reprinting them. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment or processes, or changing or omitting data or results, such that the research is not accurately reported in the research record. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
Substance Abuse Substance abuse is defined as the misuse of both legal and illegal drugs including alcohol. (Examples include: cocaine, narcotics, marijuana, stimulants)
Unauthorized/Fraudulent Use of Company facilities and equipment The misuse/abuse of Company Support Services, equipment, or assets.
Violence or Threat Violence is an expression of the intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage to a person or their property. (Examples include: direct, veiled, conditional, violent)
Other If you feel that the definitions above do not describe the event, action or situation you are looking to report about, please use this header.