Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher published an article in Health Law Daily on October 30, 2015, entitled “Strategic Perspectives: Health Care Compliance Professionals: How to Ensure Whistleblower Protection When Reporting Misconduct.” The article discussed the steps that a health care compliance professional can take if he or she must report fraud and/or misconduct. Ms. Ronickher outlines common legal protections open to such compliance professionals, such as federal statutes and state laws aimed at protecting whistleblowers from various forms of retaliation.
Ms. Ronickher also provided tips on how compliance professionals can avoid pitfalls that might limited their protection under the statutes and laws, as well as how to best position themselves to ensure their protection. Finally, Ms. Ronickher offered advice for those health care compliance officers who were retaliated against, including potentially availing themselves of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower reward program.
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