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Compliance is everyone’s responsibility

Compliance is a willingness to follow a prescribed course of action, i.e. laws, regulations, policies. In our University setting, compliance is not primarily about policing people's behavior; it is about understanding which standards apply to our activities and making sure we meet them.

Compliance is a job done by many people. The School of Dentistry has a Compliance Officer who works closely with other campus units, lawyers, and external entities who are concerned with our compliance efforts. Department administrators oversee compliance efforts in their areas of responsibility. Ultimately, everyone is responsible for compliance.

Compliance questions - if you are not sure how to report a concern, or if a concern is worth reporting, you may discuss it with the Compliance Officer who can offer guidance as to the most appropriate reporting mechanism

Learn more about U-M compliance »

School of Dentistry Requirements

This is not an all-inclusive list. If there are other requirements, you will receive notification prior to the due date. It’s important to check your email, as most notifications will be sent to that address. If you have specific questions about any requirements, please contact one of the compliance contacts, below.

Function Requirement Timeframe
All Compliance Expectations Course Upon hire and annually in July
Clinical (categories 1 and 2) Credentialing
Infection Control
Upon hire and annually
Faculty Credentialing
Infection Control
Effort Reporting
Conflict of Interest / Outside Interest Reporting (full time only, or if required by OVPR)
Upon hire and annually
Students Credentialing
Infection Control
Student health insurance
(F1 and J1 Visas also follow International Center guidance)
Research - Clinical PEERRS
Contracts and Grants
Controlled Substance
Office of Research (Dentistry)
Research - Basic Science / Animal Contracts and Grants
Controlled Substance
Office of Research (Dentistry)
Temporary Employee - Clinical Proof of completion of Hepatitus B Vaccination Series, TB, BLS
Infection Control
Temporary Employee Laboratory Safety
Volunteer - Research Laboratory Safety

Compliance Contacts

Mary Jo Gray Copmliance Officer

Compliance Officer

Mary Jo Gray, MBA, CHC
Room B305 DENT | 734-764-6986 |
Contact Mary Jo for Conflict of Interest, Compliance Expectations (HIPAA, Compliance Agreement), General Compliance concerns

Brandonn Perry

Infection Control & Compliance Officer

Brandonn Perry
734-764-7742 | Pager: 734-670-4296 |
Contact Brandonn for Infection Control Compliance, Exposure Incident, Swallows Incident, Control Substance Compliance

Gary Sweier

Administrative Specialist

Gary Sweier
734-764-7497 |
Contact Gary for Risk Management

Karen Steffes

Administrative Assistant, Office of Patient Services

Karen Steffes
734-764-3375 |
Contact Karen for Credentialing

Melissa Karby

Director of Research Administration, Office of Research

Melissa Karby
734-764-4726 |
Contact Melissa for Grants and Contracts (pre and post-award services) and Effort Reporting

Compliance Resources

Compliance Topics

Report a Compliance Concern

  • Emergencies and possible criminal behavior
  • Non-emergency suspected criminal activity
  • Routine compliance concerns
  • Specialized reporting mechanisms at U-M
  • External complaints, whistleblower protection

Privacy and Security

The Network Web Reporting System

  • National confidential, anonymous reporting system (leaving U-M site)

Policies and Procedures (MiTools)

Fraud and Abuse (U-M Health System)

Annual Compliance Agreement (pdf)

Conflict of Interest

  • Disclosure requirement
  • M-Inform