Conflict of Interest Policy

Cadanino Inc Conflict of Interest Policy

Article I Purpose The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect the interest of Cadanino Inc (Organization) when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Organization or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Article II Definitions

  1. Interested Person Any director, principal officer, or member of a committee with governing board delegated powers, who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.
  2. Financial Interest A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment, or family:
  3. An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the Organization has a transaction or arrangement,
  4. A compensation arrangement with the Organization or with any entity or individual with which the Organization has a transaction or arrangement, or
  5. A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity or individual with which the Organization is negotiating a transaction or arrangement. Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial. A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. Under Article III, Section 2, a person who has a financial interest may have a conflict of interest only if the appropriate governing board or committee decides that a conflict of interest exists.

Article III Procedures

  1. Duty to Disclose In connection with any actual or possible conflict of interest, an interested person must disclose the existence of the financial interest and be given the opportunity to disclose all material facts to the directors and members of committees with governing board delegated powers considering the proposed transaction or arrangement.
  2. Determining Whether a Conflict of Interest Exists After disclosure of the financial interest and all material facts, and after any discussion with the interested person, he/she shall leave the governing board or committee meeting while the determination of a conflict of interest is discussed and voted upon. The remaining board or committee members shall decide if a conflict of interest exists.
  3. Procedures for Addressing the Conflict of Interest
  4. An interested person may make a presentation at the governing board or committee meeting, but after the presentation, he/she shall leave the meeting during the discussion of, and the vote on, the transaction or arrangement involving the possible conflict of interest.
  5. The chairperson of the governing board or committee shall, if appropriate, appoint a disinterested person or committee to investigate alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement.
  6. After exercising due diligence, the governing board or committee shall determine whether the Organization can obtain with reasonable efforts a more advantageous transaction or arrangement from a person or entity that would not give rise to a conflict of interest.
  7. If a more advantageous transaction or arrangement is not reasonably possible under circumstances not producing a conflict of interest, the governing board or committee shall determine by a majority vote of the disinterested directors whether the transaction or arrangement is in the Organization's best interest, for its own benefit, and whether it is fair and reasonable. In conformity with the above determination it shall make its decision as to whether to enter into the transaction or arrangement.
  8. Violations of the Conflicts of Interest Policy
  9. If the governing board or committee has reasonable cause to believe a member has failed to disclose actual or possible conflicts of interest, it shall inform the member of the basis for such belief and afford the member an opportunity to explain the alleged failure to disclose.
  10. If, after hearing the member's response and after making further investigation as warranted by the circumstances, the governing board or committee determines the member has failed to disclose an actual or possible conflict of interest, it shall take appropriate disciplinary and corrective action on a case by case basis.

Article IV Records of Proceedings

The minutes of the governing board and all committees with board delegated powers shall contain:

  1. The names of the persons who disclosed or otherwise were found to have a financial interest in connection with an actual or possible conflict of interest, the nature of the financial interest, any action taken to determine whether a conflict of interest was present, and the governing board's or committee's decision as to whether a conflict of interest in fact existed.
  2. The names of the persons who were present for discussions and votes relating to the transaction or arrangement, the content of the discussion, including any alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement, and a record of any votes taken in connection with the proceedings.

Article V Compensation

  1. A voting member of the governing board who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Organization for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that member's compensation.
  2. A voting member of any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters and who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Organization for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that member's compensation.
  3. No voting member of the governing board or any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters and who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Organization, either individually or collectively, is prohibited from providing information to any committee regarding compensation.
  4. Physicians who receive compensation from the Organization, whether directly or indirectly or as employees or independent contractors, are precluded from membership on any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters. No physician, either individually or collectively, is prohibited from providing information to any committee regarding physician compensation.]

Article VI Annual Statements

Each director, principal officer and member of a committee with governing board delegated powers shall annually sign a statement which affirms such person:

  1. Has received a copy of the conflicts of interest policy,
  2. Has read and understands the policy,
  3. Has agreed to comply with the policy, has signed the policy, and
  4. Understands the Organization is charitable and in order to maintain its federal tax exemption it must engage primarily in activities which accomplish one or more of its tax-exempt purposes.

Article VII Periodic Reviews

To ensure the Organization operates in a manner consistent with charitable purposes and does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status, periodic reviews shall be conducted. The periodic reviews shall, at a minimum, include the following subjects:

  1. Whether compensation arrangements and benefits are reasonable, based on competent survey information and the result of arm's length bargaining.
  2. Whether partnerships, joint ventures, and arrangements with management organizations conform to the Organization's written policies, are properly recorded, reflect reasonable investment or payments for goods and services, further charitable purposes and do not result in impermissible private benefit or in an excess benefit transaction.

Article VIII Use of Outside Experts

When conducting the periodic reviews as provided for in Article VII, the Organization may, but need not, use outside advisors. If outside experts are used, their use shall not relieve the governing board of its responsibility for ensuring periodic reviews are conducted.

Cadanino Inc
Conflict of Interest Policy
Article I Purpose
The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect the interest of Cadanino Inc
(Organization) when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might
benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Organization or might result in a possible
excess benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable
state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable
organizations.
Article II Definitions

  1. Interested Person
    Any director, principal officer, or member of a committee with governing board delegated powers,
    who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.
  2. Financial Interest
    A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business,
    investment, or family:
    a. An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the Organization has a transaction
    or arrangement,
    b. A compensation arrangement with the Organization or with any entity or individual with which
    the Organization has a transaction or arrangement, or
    c. A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity
    or individual with which the Organization is negotiating a transaction or arrangement.
    Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not
    insubstantial.
    A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. Under Article III, Section 2, a person
    who has a financial interest may have a conflict of interest only if the appropriate governing board
    or committee decides that a conflict of interest exists.
    Article III Procedures
  3. Duty to Disclose
    In connection with any actual or possible conflict of interest, an interested person must disclose
    the existence of the financial interest and be given the opportunity to disclose all material facts to
    the directors and members of committees with governing board delegated powers considering the
    proposed transaction or arrangement.
  4. Determining Whether a Conflict of Interest Exists
    After disclosure of the financial interest and all material facts, and after any discussion with the
    interested person, he/she shall leave the governing board or committee meeting while the
    determination of a conflict of interest is discussed and voted upon. The remaining board or
    committee members shall decide if a conflict of interest exists.
  5. Procedures for Addressing the Conflict of Interest
    a. An interested person may make a presentation at the governing board or committee meeting,
    but after the presentation, he/she shall leave the meeting during the discussion of, and the vote
    on, the transaction or arrangement involving the possible conflict of interest.
    b. The chairperson of the governing board or committee shall, if appropriate, appoint a
    disinterested person or committee to investigate alternatives to the proposed transaction or
    arrangement.
    c. After exercising due diligence, the governing board or committee shall determine whether the
    Organization can obtain with reasonable efforts a more advantageous transaction or arrangement
    from a person or entity that would not give rise to a conflict of interest.
    d. If a more advantageous transaction or arrangement is not reasonably possible under
    circumstances not producing a conflict of interest, the governing board or committee shall
    determine by a majority vote of the disinterested directors whether the transaction or arrangement
    is in the Organization’s best interest, for its own benefit, and whether it is fair and reasonable. In
    conformity with the above determination it shall make its decision as to whether to enter into the
    transaction or arrangement.
  6. Violations of the Conflicts of Interest Policy
    a. If the governing board or committee has reasonable cause to believe a member has failed to
    disclose actual or possible conflicts of interest, it shall inform the member of the basis for such
    belief and afford the member an opportunity to explain the alleged failure to disclose.
    b. If, after hearing the member’s response and after making further investigation as warranted by
    the circumstances, the governing board or committee determines the member has failed to
    disclose an actual or possible conflict of interest, it shall take appropriate disciplinary and
    corrective action on a case by case basis.
    Article IV Records of Proceedings
    The minutes of the governing board and all committees with board delegated powers shall
    contain:
    a. The names of the persons who disclosed or otherwise were found to have a financial interest in
    connection with an actual or possible conflict of interest, the nature of the financial interest, any
    action taken to determine whether a conflict of interest was present, and the governing board’s or
    committee’s decision as to whether a conflict of interest in fact existed.
    b. The names of the persons who were present for discussions and votes relating to the
    transaction or arrangement, the content of the discussion, including any alternatives to the
    proposed transaction or arrangement, and a record of any votes taken in connection with the
    proceedings.
    Article V Compensation
    a. A voting member of the governing board who receives compensation, directly or indirectly,
    from the Organization for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that
    member’s compensation.
    b. A voting member of any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters and who
    receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Organization for services is precluded from
    voting on matters pertaining to that member’s compensation.
    c. No voting member of the governing board or any committee whose jurisdiction includes
    compensation matters and who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the
    Organization, either individually or collectively, is prohibited from providing information to any
    committee regarding compensation.
    d. Physicians who receive compensation from the Organization, whether directly or indirectly or
    as employees or independent contractors, are precluded from membership on any committee
    whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters. No physician, either individually or collectively,
    is prohibited from providing information to any committee regarding physician compensation.]
    Article VI Annual Statements
    Each director, principal officer and member of a committee with governing board delegated
    powers shall annually sign a statement which affirms such person:
    a. Has received a copy of the conflicts of interest policy,
    b. Has read and understands the policy,
    c. Has agreed to comply with the policy, has signed the policy, and
    d. Understands the Organization is charitable and in order to maintain its federal tax exemption it
    must engage primarily in activities which accomplish one or more of its tax-exempt purposes.
    Article VII Periodic Reviews
    To ensure the Organization operates in a manner consistent with charitable purposes and does
    not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status, periodic reviews shall be
    conducted. The periodic reviews shall, at a minimum, include the following subjects:
    a. Whether compensation arrangements and benefits are reasonable, based on competent
    survey information and the result of arm’s length bargaining.
    b. Whether partnerships, joint ventures, and arrangements with management organizations
    conform to the Organization’s written policies, are properly recorded, reflect reasonable
    investment or payments for goods and services, further charitable purposes and do not result in
    impermissible private benefit or in an excess benefit transaction.
    Article VIII Use of Outside Experts
    When conducting the periodic reviews as provided for in Article VII, the Organization may, but
    need not, use outside advisors. If outside experts are used, their use shall not relieve the
    governing board of its responsibility for ensuring periodic reviews are conducted.