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December 18, 2020

Tenet Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mark Baker @ 5:15 am

Another important principle that has emerged from these data protection authorities is the high threshold needed to demonstrate the degree of cooperation required to begin negotiations between data protection authorities. In safeguarding a DPA, Standard Bank, XYZ and Rolls-Royce all: provided summaries of the respondents` first accounts (or, in a privilege-limited waiver, the interviews themselves (Rolls-Royce); help facilitate interviews; internal investigations and/or material and information disclosed at the request of the Crown. Since their introduction in the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has concluded four Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DSBs), all concluded in different circumstances (details of another confidential). Opinions are divided: some commentators believe they offer an effective way to compel companies to adopt ethical, legitimate and transparent behaviours; Others (including the Executive Director of Transparency International UK) believe that they are “a flexible option for companies that should be prosecuted for serious crimes”. Tenet HealthSystem Medical Inc. and its subsidiaries have entered into a non-prosecution agreement. Tenet HealthSystem Medical Inc. and its subsidiaries (THSM) have entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement (NPA) with the Department of Criminal Fraud and the U.S. Attorney`s Office of the Northern District of Georgia with respect to the charges in the criminal information.

THSM is the parent company of Atlanta Medical Center Inc., North Fulton Medical Center Inc., Spalding Regional Medical Center Inc. and Hilton Head Hospital. THSM is a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. In accordance with the AFN`s provisions, THSM and Tenet will avoid prosecution if, among other things, they cooperate with ongoing government investigations and improve their compliance and ethics programs and internal controls. Tenet also agreed to maintain an independent compliance monitor to remedy and reduce the risk of another AKS breach by a company that is wholly or partially owned by Tenet. The commitments made by THSM and Tenet under the AFN are three years, but the AFN can be extended by up to one year. Counsel for XyZ explained in paragraph 32 that “in addition to the fact that the prosecution and conviction of XYZ would inevitably result in significant legal costs and fines in the global steel industry at an adverse time, XyZ`s lawyer stated that even in the absence of the potentially damaging effects of a repressive action, the company was currently in the process of exerting an “economic piqûrie”. Together, XYZ would risk becoming insolvent (even if it is assumed that such an outcome is not inevitable), which would harm the interests of workers, suppliers and the general public.”

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