Before employing new employees in the company, it is advisable to follow all the set rules and regulations for compliance purposes. The employees selected are ensured to be up to the tasks to be assigned to them where the skills they possess should match the tasks given. The health facility must be in compliance with several rules and regulations for it to be certified and recognized by the relevant authorities. I will discuss local and state regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and financial risk.
The health facility and the health service providers must comply with the relevant local and state regulations that govern all health facilities. For instance, the health facilities must comply with the hygiene practices stipulated by the authorities. Only when they are all in compliance are they given the license as a go-ahead to provide t services (Sethi, et al 2013). The facilities should be run by qualified personnel who have gained the skilled form a certified institution as a way of protecting the patients’ form being conned, and form deaths by being handled by unqualified health personnel. The clinic should also have the necessary and certified drugs and equipment required in any clinic to enable them to carry their activities efficiently.
The consequences for the failure to comply with the state laws and regulations entail; closure of the clinic. The government can demand the management of the hospital to shut down the premises and prohibit them from offering more health services. The shutting down of the hospitals would in return have negative consequences on both the clinic employees since they will be rendered unemployed. On the other hand, the patients would continue to suffer since no treatment services would be available to them and it can cause more pain and deaths especially if the clinic happens to be the only one in the area. The revocation of the license could also be a consequence making the clinic illegal in all its operations.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims at protecting the health personnel together with the patients. The personnel should be given the safety gears for instance, the gloves as a way of protecting themselves form coming into contact with the fluids of the patients. It prevents the spread of communicable diseases. The working environment should be ample to promote quality services are offered to the patients. The consequences for failure to comply with the above rule are; spread on communicable diseases that would have been prevented thus the increased health challenges.
The finance risk compliance involves the forwarding of the tax returns to the relevant collecting authority in the country. The management should also remunerate the workers accordingly without exploitation or discrimination. The finance leaders should look for ways to minimize their expenses due to the uncertainties that face most of the economies. The insurance cards used by the patients should be keenly scrutinized to avoid any losses. The consequences for the failure to comply with the finance risk are; fines and heavy charges by the regulatory bodies on tax collections (Zelman, W. 2002). The fines are usually high to serve as a lesson for them for their failure to pay their taxes. The fines attribute to additional costs that that were not anticipated hence reduction in the level of the profits. Failure to remunerate the workers accordingly result to constant boycotts thus no free flow of the health services. Acceptance of invalid insurance cards results to losses to the clinic.
The guidelines and policies that would have been followed to prevent this infraction were to adhere to the already set rules guiding the health professions. The ethics laid out for the health professions should be followed and have serious consequences to those who come out to be unethical.
In Sethi, M. K., & In Frist, W. H. (2013). An introduction to health policy: A primer for physicians and medical students.
Zelman, W. (2002). Financial Management Of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts and Applications. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.