Recorded Summertime Series: Essential Compliance and Risk Management Policies and Procedures for Health Centers

Recorded: August 2022

Join FTLF attorneys Molly Evans and Dianne Pledgie as they address the requirements and best practices related to three essential compliance and risk management policies and procedures for health centers: Exclusion and Debarment Screening, Drug-free Workplace Act, and Social Media.  

In each webinar, Molly and Dianne will discuss the legal requirements behind the policies and procedures, how the requirements apply to and impact health centers, and best practices for developing and implementing your health center’s policy and procedure. Molly and Dianne will also respond to the top questions they have received from Premium Plan subscribers over the past year. Attendees may also submit questions in advance by emailing and/or with the webinar title in the subject line.

Attendees who are new to compliance and risk management may find it helpful to review FTLF’s 2021 webinar, Compliance Program Policies and Procedures: Basics and Best Practices, which is available for purchase here and is included for Premium Plan subscribers in the Webinar Library.  

Please note: This webinar series is offered at a discounted rate to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers. If you have an active subscription, check the Premium Plan's discounted webinars page or Contact Us for the promo code. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • Grants Managers
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Credentialing
  • Operations
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Marketing
  • Clinical

Learning Objectives

Part I: Screening Health Center Employees, Board Members and Vendors: Creating an Exclusion and Debarment Screening Procedure to Protect Your Health Center
  • Understand what can lead an individual or entity to be excluded from federal health care programs
  • Develop a clear, comprehensive exclusion screening policy and procedure that includes screening of prospective and current employees, Board members and other volunteers, vendors and contractors 
  • Determine whether to outsource the exclusion screening function and understand the government’s expectations for ongoing oversight of exclusion screening vendors  
Part II: Drug-free Workplace Act: Developing and Implementing a Policy that Works for Your Health Center
  • Identify the applicable requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act
  • Develop and/or update their health center’s Drug-Free Workplace policy
  • Understand key compliance and risk management considerations of implementing an employee drug testing policy and procedure 
Part III: Social Media Policies for Health Centers: Balancing Benefits and Risks
  • Identify the federal laws and regulations applicable to social media use by health centers
  • Develop and/or update your health center’s social media policy
  • Identify and mitigate risks related to patient engagement via social media, such as Facebook groups 
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A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]


As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

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