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1.02. Definitions

1.02. Definitions - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance, Code of Conduct/Ethics, Code of Ethics on Conflicts of Interest


In this policy:

  1. "Anything of value" means any money or property, favor, service, payment, advance, forbearance, loan or promise of future employment, but does not include:
    1. Any salary, expenses or other compensation received by an employee from the Hospital Authority for his or her services;
    2. Any compensation, honoraria or expenses derived from outside activities permitted by this policy;
    3. Political contributions which are reported under chapter 11, Wisconsin Statutes; or
    4. Hospitality extended for a purpose unrelated to Hospital Authority business.
  2. "Associated" when used in reference to an organization, means that a person or a member of a person’s immediate family is a director, officer or trustee or owns or controls, directly or indirectly, or severally or in the aggregate, at least 10% of the outstanding equity.
  3. "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Hospital Authority.
  4. "CEO" means the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Authority.
  5. "Confidential hospital information" means information relating to Hospital Authority financial operations, patient medical information, or personnel which is obtained from Hospital Authority records or in the course of official Hospital Authority business and which is not available to the general public upon request.
  6. "Contracting personnel" means those persons who are designated in writing by the CEO to sign contracts for the purchase of goods and services on behalf of the Hospital Authority. The term does not include persons who do any of the following:
    1. Contract only with outside agencies for services to be performed by the Hospital Authority; or
    2. Sign only employment contracts, or
    3. Sign contracts which must be countersigned by others.
  7. "Hospital Authority" means the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority established by Chapter 233, Wisconsin Statutes.
  8. "Immediate family" means:
    1. An employee’s spouse; and
    2. Any person who receives, directly or indirectly, more than one half of his or her support from an employee or from whom an employee receives, directly or indirectly, more than one half of his or her support.
  9. "Organization" means any corporation, partnership, proprietorship, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, trust or other legal entity other than an individual or body politic.
  10. "Secretary" means the secretary of the Board.