Office of Compliance and Risk Management

Meharry Medical College has established The Office of Compliance and Risk Management (OCRM) within the Office of General General Counsel. OCRM is charged with identifying, managing and mitigating risks associated with regulatory compliance such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Federal and State False Claims Act. and other laws and regulations affecting academic medical centers. We also protect the assets of the College through identifying potential risks; assessing and addressing causes; and minimizing the economic impact to the College. Congruent to Meharry's mission, we support the College's commitment to standards of honesty, integrity, and lawful conduct by complying with laws, regulations and internal policies as it relates to education, research, patient care, and all administrative services.

The OCRM also covers Environmental Health/Safety and Radiation/Chemical Compliance; to this end, we are solely responsible for overseeing extensive laws and regulatory training for faculty, staff, and students, assisting them to:

  • Understand and comply with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules and regulations;
  • Prevent and detect violations of laws, regulations, and college policy;Promote ethical conduct as outlined in the Meharry Medical College (MMC) Code of Conduct; and
  • Identify the types of risk (Operational, Clinical, Financial, Customer, Human Capital, Legal and Regulatory, and Technology) and foster acceptable Risk Management practices within all areas of responsibility in order to render a favorable method for resolution.

Meharry's Office of Compliance and Risk Management is distinct because it is equally integrated and structured to foster a more effective client/service relationship. In terms of conflict resolution and information sharing, colleagues keep team members more actively engaged, reducing oversights and error and because Compliance and Risk Management falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), all possible litigious aspects of a complaint are addressed.

Compliance Hotline: 888.695.1534 (all calls are confidential)

Ronette Adams-Taylor
Associate General Counsel
Director, Corporate Compliance & Risk Management

Julia A. Hamilton
Corporate Compliance Manager

Jackie Brown
Risk Management Specialist

Hulda Lyttle Hall, 3rd Floor, Suite 319
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr., Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

General Inquiries:

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