Duty to Report

USF Health community members have a duty to report any possible violations of law, policies and/or the Code of Conduct. The University of South Florida and USF Health are committed to ensuring that anyone can raise concerns without fear of being disciplined or retaliated against for doing the RIGHT thing. We only ask that you provide us details concerning the facts of the possible violation(s). For more information, please see Policy 0-020, USF Retaliation, Retribution or Reprisals Prohibited and USF Health Care’s Retaliation Prohibited.

Ask a Question/Report a Concern

The USF Health Helpline provides an avenue to ask questions about policies, best practices and/or regulations applicable to USF Health activities or voice concerns over possible violations. The Helpline is staffed by the Professional Integrity Office during normal business hours at (813) 974-2222 or

Report a HIPAA Privacy breach/incident

All Privacy breach/incidents should be reported via Privacy Pro.

Report via Privacy Pro

Anonymous Reporting

The University provides a hotline for anonymous reporting of activities which may involve misconduct, fraud, abuse, and other violations of USF policies.

EthicsPoint is staffed by a third party vendor and available 24/7 by calling (866) 974-8411 or reports can be made online.

Report via EthicsPoint

All reports of potential problems shall be taken seriously and handled in the strictest confidence. USF Health actively reviews and addresses all concerns raised. The initial response is to explore the issue and identify actual problem(s); provide any indicated training or clarification; and develop or initiate corrective actions. Corrective actions may include implementing system changes to prevent similar problems from recurring, making prompt restitution of any over payments, notifying appropriate parties of the error or violation, and/or disciplinary action.