Ohio Admin. Code 3335-93-11 - Confidentiality and conflicts of interest

In addition to any applicable restrictions or obligations set forth in Chapter 102., section 2921.42 of the Revised Code and section 2921.43 of the Revised Code, which may apply to university trustees and ex-officio members of the university Wexner medical center board as employees of the university, all members of the university Wexner medical center board, including public members and the appointed members of any and all board committees have a duty of loyalty and fidelity to the university, and they must govern their affairs honestly, exercising their best care, skill and judgment for the benefit of the university so as to avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of impropriety.

Members of the university Wexner medical center board and its committees shall disclose to the chair of the university Wexner medical center board and the university general counsel any situation wherein such member has a potential conflict of interest that could possibly cause that member to act in other than the best interest of the university. In any such situation deemed as a conflict of interest the member shall abstain from acquiring any information developed by the university Wexner medical center board and from participating in any discussions or voting related to such situation.

All members of the university Wexner medical center board and its committees shall keep confidential all sensitive information of every kind including the strategic goals of groups, practices, entities or subdivisions within the university Wexner medical center to the extent permitted by law. Members of the board and its committees also shall abide by all confidentiality and conflict of interest policies and programs adopted by the university board of trustees from time to time.

The university Wexner medical center board shall adopt develop and periodically review a statement of expectations, consistent with the university board of trustees' statement of expectations, which shall address comportment among board members, with the university president, executive vice president for health sciences and other internal constituents, and with external constituents regarding such topics as behavior, confidentiality, participation, civility, loyalty, conflicts of interest, and compliance with board expectations, bylaws, university policies, rules, and state and federal law.


Ohio Admin. Code 3335-93-11
Effective: 11/11/2020
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: RC 3335
Rule Amplifies: RC 3335.08
Prior Effective Dates: 10/04/2013, 11/26/2015

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