At Human First, we take our role very seriously as providers of services to developmentally disabled individuals. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in supporting and helping individuals and their families reach their goals. In an effort to provide the highest quality care, we have implemented corporate compliance protocols to help ensure that we achieve our mission.
Corporate Compliance is a code of conduct, activities and internal controls that promote the prevention, detection, reporting and resolution of conduct that is illegal or which does not conform to Human First standards, policies and/or procedures.
If you witness any suspicious activity or inappropriate conduct, please report the incident or your concerns to our Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer has the responsibility of reviewing and evaluating all questions and issues reported. Reports may be made in person, by telephone directly to our toll free “Hotline” number, (866) 927-9976, that has been established for direct and anonymous reporting of concerns or by sending a letter to the attention of the Compliance Officer c/o Human First, 128 Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563-3412
No retaliation or retribution of any kind will be tolerated against an employee for good faith participation in the Compliance Program, including but not limited to reporting suspected wrongdoing, investigating issues, self-evaluations, audit and remedial actions, and reporting to appropriate officials as provided in sections 740 and 741 of the NYS Labor Law (whistleblower provisions for health care fraud). Any such retaliation or retribution will, itself, be grounds for disciplinary action.
While at no time will a “whistleblower” face retaliation in any form so long as they make their reports in good faith. It should be noted that maliciously or deliberately making untruthful and/or misleading reports may subject the reporter to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.