Fraud, Waste & Abuse Reporting

Confidential Information

Any information reported on this form is confidential and will be kept confidential by the Internal Auditor or others assisting the auditor to maintain the integrity of the Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline reporting and investigation process. Because this form, when completed, contains investigative notes and information furnished in confidence to the Internal Auditor, the completed form and its contents are excluded from mandatory disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Virginia Code § 2.2-3705.3(7); 2.2- 3700 et seq.a

Who, what, how, how often
Names, program, divisions, and contact numbers if known
Documents, photographs, correspondence, vehicle make/model/number, client record ID

We treat all information received on Fraud, Waste and Abuse as confidential. If you wish to remain completely anonymous, you may skip this section; however, we encourage you to provide this information in case we need to contact you for further information to aid in the investigation.


What is considered fraud, waste, or abuse?

Fraud is defined as the intentional deception by an individual (or individuals) or organization(s), which could result in a benefit to themselves, others or the RBHA or could cause detriment to others or the Commonwealth. Fraud includes false representation of fact (whether by words or conduct), making false or misleading statements, or by concealment of something that should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive.

Waste is defined as the thoughtless or careless expenditure, consumption, mismanagement, use, or squandering of RBHA resources to the detriment (or potential detriment) of the RBHA. Waste also includes incurring unnecessary costs resulting from inefficient or ineffective practices, systems, or controls.

Abuse is defined as excessive or improper use of a thing, or to use something in a manner contrary to the natural or legal rules for its use. Examples include the intentional destruction, diversion, manipulation, misapplication, maltreatment, or misuse of RBHA resources; or extravagant or excessive use as to abuse one's position or authority. Abuse can occur in financial or non-financial settings.

The Internal Auditor does not investigate routine personnel issues such as employee grievances or complaints relating to civil rights, sexual harassment, and equal employment.