UCLA Health System is involved in diverse activities, has many components and has relationships with many different outside organizations. Each facet of UCLA Health System, involves different and ever-changing laws, rules and regulations governing our services and business relationships. Because of this, UCLA Health System has policies in place defining the operations of the confidential compliance hotline, and providing a person or entity with making a protected reported disclosure on potential compliance violations.
A Whistleblower may be a university employee, student, patient, applicant for employment, vendor, contractor or the general public. The whistleblower's role is as a reporting party and they are not investigators or finders of fact, nor do they determine the appropriate corrective action or remedial action that may be warranted.
It is the role and responsibility of the University to receive these hotline whistleblower complaints, whether the whistleblower remains anonymous or identified, and to ensure appropriate investigation and reporting of all inquires from the properly designated examining unit. This may include but not limited to, Audit and Advisory Services, Risk Management, Campus Police, Compliance and Privacy Office, School of Medicine Administration and other UCLA officials and representatives.
Once all investigations are concluded, official disclosure and/or reporting is provided and in general, whistleblowers may be informed of the outcome of their complaint.