Hamline News

June 25, 2013

Health Care Compliance program receives grant

Hamline University School of Law has received a $10,000 grant from the Compliance Certification Board (CCB), the organization responsible for determining competence in the practice of compliance and ethics. CCB has certified more than 7,800 compliance professionals. Hamline Law's Health Care Compliance program is one of only six programs accredited by the CCB.

“We are very pleased to be receiving this grant,” said Barbara Colombo, director of Hamline's Health Care Compliance program. “It is one more indication that the great work of our students, faculty and industry partners is being recognized and endorsed.”

Hamline Law’s Health Care Compliance program is offered in two formats, a classroom option for law students and an online option for working professionals. The program prepares students to make an immediate contribution in their chosen health care setting by arming them with a sophisticated understanding of governing laws and regulations, introducing them to industry leaders, and providing hands-on learning and interactive simulations through its in-depth curriculum.

“CCB’s scholarship program will assist universities that partner with CCB, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) to provide learning opportunities and resources to students who are interested in pursuing compliance careers,” said Debbie Troklus, CCB president and managing partner at Aegis Compliance & Ethics Center.

About Hamline’s Health Law Institute
Hamline’s Health Law Institute (HLI) educates the leaders of today and tomorrow through specialized classes and externships designed to instill real-life health law experience in Hamline students. Through HLI's national speaker series and advanced expertise classes for working professionals, Hamline’s health law curriculum reaches beyond law students to the region’s nationally renowned health care community of lawyers, managers, compliance officers, and policy makers. Hamline Law is distinguished by small classes, top-ranked professors, and a spirit of collaboration, where students are challenged to become competent, professional, and ethical lawyers with a global perspective.

About the Compliance Certification Board
The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) develops criteria to determine competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas, and recognizes individuals meeting these criteria through its compliance certification programs. The CCB is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the HCCA Board of Directors and the SCCE Advisory Board. Four CCB committees -- exam development, continuing education, admissions, and ethics -- work to ensure certification programs continue to enhance its mission.

Learn more:
Health Law Institute
Compliance Certification Board