Employee Protection (Whistleblower)

Policy Number: 
3.2.304
Date: 
11/23/09
Reviewed: 
7/2013
Revised: 
7/2013

It is the intent of Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to the School and the underlying purpose of this policy is to support the organization’s goal of legal compliance. The support of all employees is necessary to achieving compliance with various laws and regulations. An employee is protected from retaliation only if the employee brings the alleged unlawful activity, policy, or practice to the attention of MTSA administration and provides MTSA administration with a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct the alleged unlawful activity. The protection described below is only available to employees who comply with this requirement.

If any employee reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of MTSA is in violation of law, a written complaint must be filed by that employee with the MTSA President. If the complaint specifically regards the MTSA President, then a written complaint may be filed with an alternate member of MTSA administration. If appropriate action is not initiated within a reasonable timeframe and documented by MTSA administration to address the written complaint, the employee may then file a written complaint with the Board Chair.

The School will not retaliate against an employee who in good faith, has made a protest or raised a complaint against some practice of MTSA, or of another individual or entity with whom MTSA has a business relationship, on the basis of a reasonable belief that the practice is in violation of law, or a clear mandate of public policy.

The School will not retaliate against employees who disclose, or threaten to disclose, to a supervisor or a public body, any activity, policy, or practice of MTSA that the employee reasonably believes is in violation of a law, or a rule, or regulation mandated pursuant to law or is in violation of a clear mandate of public policy concerning the health, safety, welfare, or protection of the environment.

My signature below indicates my receipt and understanding of this policy. I also verify that I have been provided with an opportunity to ask questions about the policy.

Employee Signature                                                    Date