Workforce Training

SUNY Downstate recognizes the importance of communicating effectively its Code of Conduct and applicable Federal and State regulations to all of its employees and agents. Thus, it is the intent of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (Downstate) to require all new hires to be appropriately trained as part of the orientation program provided to new employees of Downstate. New employee training curriculum is determined by role.  Courses include, but are not limited to, education on the following topics:

  • Code of Ethics & Business Conduct
  • Adherence by employees to Downstate's Compliance Program
  • Deficit Reduction Act and associated fraud & abuse laws
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security
  • Documentation, coding and billing for Professional billing 
  • Documentation, coding and billing for Technical billing 
  • Compliance Line system and employee obligation to report suspected violations
  • Ethical and legal requirements in Research (i.e. Conflicts of Interest & Research Misconduct)
  • Documentation improvement tips for physicians, residents and allied health professionals
  • Pertinent laws, including: Stark Law; Anti-kickback Statute; and EMTALA 

Refresher training on one or more of the topics above is typically required for individuals whose responsibilities are prominently governed by the rules/regulations/policies presented.  Refresher training will be assigned during processes of renewal or review (including, but not limited to licensure recredentialing, research study approvals/review, changes in appointment, and/or return from employment separation).

Compliance training is required of all members of Downstate's workforce and is a condition of employment. Failure to meet education and training requirements will result in disciplinary action. Completion of required compliance training will be closely monitored and documented. The VP-OCAS maintains training records and reports detailing training activities for all employees. Summary reports of compliance with education and training requirements will be provided to the Compliance & Audit Oversight Committee (CAOC) as necessary.

  1. Request Enrollment
  2. Before you begin the training, read the Compliance Training Instructions.

Research Education

For the Research CITI Program training and other research training resources, please visit the Office of Research Administration website.

Conflicts of Interest Enrollment:

Principal Investigators (PIs) may complete/submit this form to designate Downstate study personnel who will be responsible for the Design / Conduct / Reporting of research.  These individuals are classified as 'Investigators' and must complete Conflict of Interest training and financial disclosure requirements.  Please visit Downstate's Conflicts of Interest website for more information.