Corporate Compliance/HIPAA

What Is Corporate Compliance?

Corporate Compliance is the philosophy and implementation of the highest standard of ethical standards; conducting business in accordance with this standard as well as the mandates of all state and federal guidelines. Aspire of WNY continually strives to provide the best level of care and service by utilizing the Corporate Compliance Program. This program establishes policies, provides staff training, and performs audits and investigations. The Corporate Compliance Officer, Compliance Committee, and Board of Directors ensure that all standards are met.

Who Is Responsible for It?

Compliance is every team member’s responsibility. Aspire’s QA/QI Division serves as the “central nervous system” of the compliance program. Questions, complaints, concerns and suggestions come to the department from numerous sources, such as Aspire staff, individuals we support, families, visitors and community members. QA/QI is a resource for information and coordination of compliance, which affects every facility, site, department and individual within the organization.

Aspire of WNY’s Compliance & Privacy Officer is:

Michele Dodson
Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer

To mail a report or compliance issue, please send to: 

2356 North Forest Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068

To obtain a copy of the Aspire Compliance Program or to report any concerns, please call the Aspire Hotline at (716) 505-5671. You do not have to give your name or any other identifying information. All matters reported to the Hotline will be investigated thoroughly and in a timely manner.


Aspire of WNY is fully compliant with HIPAA, HITECH Omnibus Rule, and NYS confidentiality laws that became effective on March 26, 2013. The Act strives to ensure confidentiality and security of Protected Health Information for all customers and employees. QA/QI ensures that all staff
are trained on HIPAA/HITECH, and monitors the effectiveness of this training through audit activities. Please Call the Aspire Hotline at (716) 505-5671 if you have any questions regarding Aspire’s HIPAA Policies, or any concerns about the protection of confidential information.