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Compliance Office

The role of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority’s (Authority) Compliance Office is to establish internal safeguards to effectively provide quality behavioral health and substance abuse services to Consumers in Wayne County within the parameters of federal and state regulation. The Authority’s Compliance motto is “Do the Right Thing,” which requires the Authority and its Providers to provide services in a manner that promotes honesty, integrity and ethics. 

Required Training

The Authority requires each employee and Provider Network to take the following training through its Detroit Wayne Connect (DWC) Portal ( on an annual basis:

  1. Compliance
  2. Fraud, Waste and Abuse
  3. HIPAA (type of training depends on role and title).

7 Elements of a Successful Compliance Program

The federal Office of Inspector General (OIG) has established seven (7) elements for an effective compliance program to monitor, detect, correct and report fraud, waste and abuse:
  1. The Development of Policies and Procedures (i.e. Standards of Conduct, Compliance Plan, etc.);
  2. Oversight by appointing a compliance officer and compliance committee;
  3. Compliance Education and Training;
  4. Monitoring and Auditing;
  5. Reporting and Investigation (of suspected fraud, waste and abuse);
  6. Enforcement and Discipline; and
  7. Response and Prevention.
The aforementioned elements have been incorporated into the Authority’s Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct Policy.


Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse

You may report any issue and ask questions of the Authority’s Compliance Officer, Bernard K. Hooper, by email, postal mail, or telephone:
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
Compliance Office
707 W. Milwaukee, 5th Floor
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 344-9099
You may report complaints anonymously to (313) 833-3502. If you identify yourself, the Authority will maintain anonymity to the extent provided by law.
or you may report to state OIG:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General
PO Box 30062
Lansing, MI 48909
Ph: 855-MI-Fraud (643-7283).


The Authority has established the following compliance policies and procedures to prevent fraud, waste and abuse and are available for download:

  1. Compliance Plan Policy
  2. Compliance Reporting Policy
  3. Conflict of Interest Policy
  4. Fraud Waste and Abuse Policy
  5. Investigation Policy
  6. Standards of Conduct Policy