Our Legal Compliance Policies
The scope of rights guaranteed to Americans with autism and other disabilities has broadened considerably. Accordingly, several legal structures have been put in place to regulate Autism therapy. In that regard, we are committed to conducting our operations lawfully and in a manner that is consistent with all compliance obligations.
This Legal Compliance Policy, therefore, shows our compliance to the said legal obligations
This policy applies to Nevada Autism Center’s directors and employees, and to all contractors working for or at Nevada Autism Center.
We are bound by the following laws:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). This law addresses discrimination against people with physical and mental disabilities and mandates measures to make services and products accessible to people with disabilities. Under the ADA, an employer generally cannot refuse to hire a qualified candidate based on that candidate’s disability.
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This legislation gives every person with a disability the right to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) possible. Educators use information from their assessment of a student to create an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for that student. The IEP process can involve teachers, other professionals (such as psychologists or therapists), the student’s parents and even the student.
Other Legal Regulations
We are bound by other legal and regulatory compliance obligations including:
- permits, licenses and other forms of authorization;
- common law;
- equitable obligations; and relevant industry codes and compulsory standards
This Compliance Policy is aligned with our strategic objectives and best practice standards and principles. Accordingly, we have four elements for our effective compliance program. These are:
- Commitment – Our commitment to, and the establishment of, this compliance program;
- Implementation – Our implementation of a compliance program, including ongoing education and maintenance;
- Monitoring and Measuring – reporting and supervision of the compliance program; and
- Continual Improvement – regular review and continual improvement of the compliance program.
Our Compliance Program includes:
- a consistent and effective process for identification, assessment, management, reporting, review and monitoring of compliance obligations and issues;
- a centralized register of compliance obligations actively managed by the Managers;
- periodic compliance certifications;
- a mechanism to aid with identification, documentation, investigation, actioning and reporting on compliance issues;
- a training program, including induction training; and cyclical reviews of content and the program to continuously identify improvement opportunities
This document is required to be reviewed by the Board of Management at Nevada Autism Center, as a minimum, every five years.
This Compliance Policy will be communicated to key stakeholders and all members of staff using education and training.