The OIG/GSA search provides information by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Office of Inspector General’s database for individuals and businesses excluded or sanctioned from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federally funded programs.
FACIS is a database search of records containing adverse actions against individuals and entities sanctioned in the healthcare field.
This includes information on disciplinary actions ranging from exclusions and debarments to letters of reprimand and probation. Possible types of sanctions include exclusions, termination of license, suspension, revocation, probation and debarments, etc.
This system was set up to allow organizations to make different risk-management decisions depending on the individual or entity. There are three levels of screening offered, and vary by dept. There is no requirement to select one type of search level over the other. This allows you to decide the best level of risk management decision search for the individual or entity that you are screening. The three levels of screening are:
Level 1 conducts a search of the sanction information as taken by the OIG, the GSA and other federal agencies. The information reported in this level meets the government’s minimum requirements for sanction screening as set forth in the OIG’s Compliance Program Guidance. Price: $5.00.
Level 2 combines the Level 1 search of the federal agencies with disciplinary action information from multiple agencies and one state of choice. Price: $8.00.
Level 3 is the most robust search option, allowing you to conduct a search of disciplinary actions taken by federal agencies as well as those taken by over 1400 licensing and certification agencies in all 50 states. This is the most comprehensive search method available. Price: $12.
The FDA Debarment List list of firms or persons debarred pursuant to sections 306(a), (b)(1) and (b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 335(a), (b)(1), and (b)(2)) as published in the Federal Register.
Identify individuals who have been convicted of violating FDA regulations, or the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, by using the Nation Search FDA Debarment List Search. This search is a must if you and your company are to maintain compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and protect your company. It is prudent to perform a Nation Search FDA Debarment List Search on everyone in your organization…including temps., contractors and vendor employees, etc. in order to ensure compliance.
Organizations applying for the approval of a drug product are required to include a certification that they did not and will not use the services of an excluded individual on the FDA Debarment List.
Penalties for non-compliance with FDA regulations can reach US $1 million per organization and up to US$250,000 per excluded individual.
3 Reasons to Use the Nation Search FDA Disbarment List Search:
- Maintain compliance with FDA regulations
- Verify candidate claims of industry eligibility prior to employment
- Mitigate the risk of costly fines and damage to your organization’s reputation
OFAC/SDN Search (Office of Foreign Asset Control and Specially Designated Nationals)
The Office of Foreign Asset Control Search pulls from a database that is supplied by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control. This tool lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called “Specially Designated Nationals” or “SDNs.” Their assets are blocked and U.S. agents and officers are generally prohibited from dealing with them.
The EPLS maintains and administers information, which Nation Search uses, to identify those parties…individuals or entities…who have been excluded from federal procurement and non-procurement programs. These persons or groups have generally been excluded throughout the U.S. Government from receiving Federal contracts or certain subcontracts, as well as being excluded from certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits.