Spectrum Health has in place a Code of Excellence ("Code"), the goal of which is to ensure that all federal, state, local laws and regulations are followed. It includes a commitment to uphold a high standard of ethical and legal business practices and to prevent misconduct. Through the implementation of this Agreement, each party acknowledges the commitment to corporate compliance and agrees to conduct all transactions which occur pursuant to this Agreement in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Any material violations of applicable law will be considered a breach of this Agreement. In addition, pursuant to the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Spectrum Health is required to provide contractors with information about the federal and state laws regarding false claims, penalties and whistleblower rights and protections under such laws. Spectrum Health has implemented a policy to detect, address and prevent issues of fraud, waste and abuse. This policy, as well as the Code, can be accessed by Contractor on Spectrum Health’s website at http://www.spectrum-health.org/for-suppliers, or Spectrum Health will provide a hard copy upon written request from Contractor. It is Spectrum Health’s expectation that Contractor will be educating all Contractor employees who work on matters related to Spectrum Health on such policy. By signing this Agreement, Contractor represents and warrants that neither it nor any of its employees is, or has been, excluded from participation in any federally and/or state funded health care programs, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. Contractor agrees to promptly notify Spectrum Health of any proposed or actual exclusion, of it or any of its employees, from any federally and/or state funded health care program.