eQHealth Solutions, Inc. CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY.
The purpose of this policy is to protect eQHealth Solutions when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of eQHealth Solutions and other business entities affiliated to it and those of employees, officers, directors, managers and sub-contractors or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. Board members, employees, officers, directors, managers, and sub-contractors have an obligation to conduct business within guidelines that prohibit actual or potential conflicts of interest.
Conflict of Interest – An actual or potential conflict of interest occurs when a board member, employee, manager, sub-contractor or interested party is in a position to influence a decision in any matter involving his/her partner, business associate, health care facility or association of health care facilities or immediate family member in which he/she has a monetary interest. For the purpose of this policy, a relative is any person who is related by blood or marriage, or whose relationship with a board member, employee, or designated committee member is similar to that of persons who are related by blood or marriage.
Organizational Conflict of Interest – Due to other activities or relationships with other persons or entities, a person or entity is unable or potentially unable to render impartial assistance or advice to the company or client, or the person/entity’s objectivity in performing the contract work is or might be otherwise impaired, or a person/entity has an unfair competitive advantage.
Financial Interest – A person/entity has a financial interest if the person/entity has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment, or family:
Compensation includes direct or indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial.
A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. A person/entity who has a financial interest may have a conflict of interest only if the Board or designated committee of the Board decides that a conflict of interest exists.
Each Board Member, manager, employee, and sub-contractor shall annually receive refresher training on the Conflict of Interest Policy and shall annually sign a statement which affirms that they: