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SLU Office of University Compliance

The Office of University Compliance at Saint Louis University is committed to excellence in corporate integrity and responsibility.

This commitment is realized through the integration of education, leadership and service. Through collaboration, the office promotes the highest standards of ethical, moral and lawful practices. These efforts are guided by the mission of Saint Louis University and the Jesuit tradition.

Compliance Policy

Sanction Check Policy

Code of Ethical Conduct for Faculty

The annual compliance update 2018 launched on August 1, 2018.  Please see these instructions for completing the training modules in Skillsoft.

Read a message from Dr. Heaney regarding SB 826 which limits initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain.


The Office of University Compliance regularly publishes a newsletter on compliance-related issues. 

Recent Newsletters

  • Fall 2018- New Opioid legislation, New Developments in Teaching Physican Documentation Rules, Social Media and HIPAA Privacy, Protecting Economic Interests, Identify Patient Visits for Clinical Trails, In the Dog House
  • Summer 2018 - Annual Compliance Training Launches in August, Diagnosis Sequencing, International Travel Requirements, EPIC access for Research Site Monitors, In the Dog House, The Dangers of EHR Documentation
  • Spring 2018 - FDA update on Cough/Cold Medications, Important Teaching Physician Documentation Change, Impact of Cyber Attacks, False Claims Act  Case Recoveries
  • January 2017 - International Agreements, Medical Decision Making, Medical Necessity and the Electronic Medical Record
  • February 2017 - The Role of Clinical Documentation in the Physician Practice
  • March 2017 - IRB Self-Assessment Checklist, Causal Relationships, Effective Communication Is Paramount for Accurate Billing
  • April 2017 - The New Way to Code for Moderate Sedation, HIPAA Paid Out of Pocket Restrictions, Teaching Physician Documentation FAQ, Foreign Travel Reminder
  • May 2017 - Personal History of Cancer-When Does it Start, Who's in the Dog House, A Patient's Right to Amend PHI, Time Study Reporting Guidance
  • June 2017 - International Travel Laptop Rule Change, Non-Physician Practitioner Services, Cuba Sanctions Update
  • July 2017 - Annual Compliance Update 2017, Revisions to Federal Human Subjects Research Regulations Uncertain, Coding Corner
  • August 2017 - New FDA Guidance for Informed Consent Waivers, ACU2017 Deadline, Back to Basics of Documentation
  • September 2017 - The Complexities of Complying with OFAC Sanctions, Coding Corner, Fake ICD-10 codes
  • Winter 2017- Conflict of Interest FAQs, International Travel Reminders, Observation billing, In the Dog House (Health Services Managment, Inc)

Newsletter Archive

  • January 2016 - OIG Work Plan, FAA Site Visit
  • February 2016 - International Travel Update/Privacy Monitoring Update - FairWarning
  • March 2016 - Changes to the Research Team, Medical Documentation
  • April 2016 - Information Security Changes for International Travel, Protecting Data Used in Research
  • May 2016 - Documenting and Reporting for Assistants at Surgery
  • June 2016 - Dangers in Down Coding, SLU Launches New Secure Research Environment
  • July 2016 - ICD-10 Coding Tips, Wound Care Documentation, FairWaring
  • October 2016 - Export Control Update, Physician Billing Copy and Paste
  • November 2016 - Comprehensive Error Testing Rate Audit Findings, Clinical Trial Reporting
  • December 2016 - GCP Training Requirements on NIH Awards, Preparing for 2017