UW Medicine Compliance
Gifts, Food, and Meals from External Sources – FAQs
The intent of the following FAQs are to help UW Medicine workforce members, including faculty, staff and trainees navigate the applicable laws, policies and rules governing the receipt of gifts, food and meals from external sources.
At the heart of this issue is influence — whether the externally supported gift, including food, meals, beverages, supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals — could be viewed as an attempt to influence your judgment about business-related decisions impacting the work you do for UW Medicine. Your entity’s policies may also put limits on what gifts you can accept. In addition, the State Ethics Law restricts gifts for state employees.
This document addresses gifts directed at individuals. If you have any questions, consult your chair, department director, supervisor or manager.
- UW Medicine Entity Codes of Conduct
- UWP Employee Handbook
- Washington State Code of Ethics for Municipal Officers
- Washington State Ethics in Public Service Act
- UW School of Medicine Policy on Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest forCommercial and Non-Profit Entities
- Anti-Kickback Statute