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Institutional Compliance Office

The mission of the Institutional Compliance Office is to take a proactive approach in promoting compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as UT System policies and University of Tennessee Health Science Center procedures.


The Institutional Compliance Office has responsibilities to...

  • Coordinate with UTHSC Institutional Compliance Committee to conduct periodic risk assessments to evaluate high-risk areas for exposure and non-compliance.
  • Monitor high-risk areas identified in the UTHSC risk assessment and coordinate the resolution of identified issues.
  • Manage oversight of Medical Billing Compliance through auditing and monitoring functions.
  • Work to ensure that UTHSC complies with the federal HIPAA Privacy Rule through campus wide training and implementation of campus procedures.
  • Conduct HIPAA Privacy investigations into alleged wrongful use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI).




 Melanie Burlison
Assistant Vice Chancellor/UTHSC Privacy Officer


April Suttles
Administrative Compliance Coordinator


Apr 9, 2024