Compliance and Patient Privacy at the Northwell Health System

The Northwell Health System has a comprehensive Compliance and Patient Privacy Program that reflects our mission and core values. The Program demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality patient care and to acting with absolute integrity at all times. Northwell Health is committed to full compliance with all federal and state health care program requirements, including the protection of the privacy of our patients’ personal and medical information.

Code of Ethical Conduct

The Code of Ethical Conduct is the foundation of our Compliance Program. It outlines the duties and responsibilities of the Compliance Program and of those who are associated with the Northwell Health System. You can access a copy of the Code of Ethical Conduct by clicking here.

HIPAA – Protecting Patient Privacy

In addition to providing the highest quality care for our patients, the Northwell Health System holds the privacy of our patients’ health information as a core value. To learn more about your rights under HIPAA, please click here.

Office of Corporate Compliance Contact Information

We encourage you to call the Office of Corporate Compliance at (516) 465-8097 or visit us at 200 Community Drive, Great Neck, NY to discuss any potential compliance concerns. In addition, the Compliance HelpLine is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 800-894-3226 or by visiting www.northshore-lij.ethicspoint.com. You can make a report either anonymously or by using your name. All reports received by either the Office of Corporate Compliance or the HelpLine are appropriately investigated.

Policy on Gifts from Industry

The Northwell Health System prohibits the receipt of gifts, regardless of size or dollar value, from health care industry vendors to employees and other individuals associated with Northwell Health. We also have a rigorous conflicts of interest disclosure and review process to mitigate any potential conflict of interest that may impact patient care.

You can access the policy on Gifts and Interactions with Industry by clicking here. You can access additional information about the Gifts policy by clicking here.

Government Oversight Agencies

The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) and the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) provide information regarding waste, fraud and abuse in the federal and New York state health care programs. The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OCR) is the agency responsible for the enforcement of the HIPAA privacy and security rules. You can access their websites by clicking on the following links: OIG, OMIG,OCR.

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