Board of Directors: Key Questions to Compliance Culture


Sitting on a Board of Directors for any organization certainly has its perks. Not only do you have the chance to make a difference in your community, it also provides experiential and networking opportunities, as well as helps to boost your public profile by getting your name out in the community.
 
Of all the perks, having a chance to make a difference holds more weight and responsibility then most assume going into the role.

Being a member of the Board of Directors is a privilege that allows community members to share their experience and expertise to assist in steering an organization toward a mission-driven and sustainable future. 
 
Where do Board members start? With a focus on five (5) key questions that get to the heart of the organization’s “Ethics and Compliance Culture.” 
 
  • How is the organization’s compliance and ethics program structured?
  • What is the process for assessing ethics and compliance risks within the organization?
  • Is there an effective process in place that allows employees, as well as any business partners, to raise ethics and compliance issues, in good faith, without fear of retaliation?
  • What type of ongoing monitoring and auditing processes are in place to assess the effectiveness of the ethics and compliance program?
  • Does a reporting and monitoring process keep the board of directors informed of key ethics and compliance issues, as well as the actions taken to address them?
 
Interested to dive deeper into these questions? Feel free to contact me at mcase@ccsi.org.  

Maryjoan Case
Compliance and Privacy Officer
Coordinated Care Services, Inc.