Agency Compliance Program

Agency Compliance Program

Welcome to the Mental Health Association of Nassau County’s (MHANC) Compliance Program. The purpose of our Corporate Compliance Program is to prevent and identify fraud, waste and abuse. MHANC’s Corporate Compliance Plan and Notice of Privacy Practice can be downloaded by clicking the below links. Our Corporate Compliance Plan, Code of Conduct, and policies are critical to our success and apply to everyone.

At MHANC, we are pleased with the values that drive us. These values create a culture that cultivates the highest standards of ethics and personal integrity. We have always been and remain committed to our responsibility to conduct our affairs with integrity based on sound ethical and moral standards. Our Corporate Compliance Program is used to notify our employees, providers and vendors of the federal and state false claim acts, prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse as well as of the whistleblower protections.  Furthermore, our Corporate Compliance Program ensures MHANC’s compliance with applicable state and federal laws.

Our Corporate Compliance Program is utilized as a resource for our employees.  It establishes processes where employees can raise concerns about compliance issues while ensuring they are properly addressed. In addition, it provides education and training to employees and board members. Finally, it ensures the highest quality of care to our consumers through continuous self-monitoring.

MHANC’s Compliance Officer/Privacy Officer is Marie Denis, MBA.  Marie can be reached at 516.489.2322 extension 1234,

Click to download: MHANC Corporate Compliance Plan

Click to download: HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices




Nearly 1 in 5 adults, more than 18%, in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.

5-6% of American adults have a serious mental illness; about 2% have disorders that are long-term and disabling, contributing to very high rates of unemployment and poor living conditions.

More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.

20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year: 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.

There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011, excluding tobacco.

Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.

The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.

30-40% of homeless adults and 15-20% of people in jails and prisons in the United States have a serious mental illness. This is often accompanied by substance abuse problems in both these populations.

As many as 10% of children have a serious emotional disturbance, contributing to school failure and other serious problems.

Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have autism.

As the number of older adults doubles over the next two decades so will the number of older adults with mental disordersThis includes 5.5 million older adults who currently have Alzheimer’s disorder or other dementia. Without advances in prevention, this will rise to 11 million older adults with dementia by 2050.

11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD.

30% of soldiers develop mental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home.

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event) are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.