Did you know that UConn Health conducts “exclusion checks” on its employees, contractors, vendors, students, residents, fellows and volunteers to ensure compliance with Federal law?
“Exclusion checking” is UConn Health’s process of verifying that a current or potential employee, contractor, vendor, student, resident, fellow or volunteer has not been excluded or debarred by any Federal agency and certain state agencies. Typically the government excludes or debars individuals who have been convicted of Medicare or Medicaid fraud or a similar offense.
Federal law generally prohibits UConn Health from employing or contracting with excluded persons. To ensure that we are screening appropriately, our office may reach out to you for additional information about an individual, such as date of birth or previous address.
Violations of these federal requirements may result in civil monetary penalties (“CMP”). By screening our new and current employees, contractors, vendors, students, residents, fellows and volunteers for exclusion, we avoid CMP liability and ensure compliance with federal law.
For more information about exclusion checking at UConn Health, check out the FAQs.