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policy 0034 : Legal Inquiries

The University of Virginia Medical Center Office of Patient Safety and Risk Management is responsible for coordinating communication between Medical Center employees, the legal profession, and interested others regarding inquiries that concern patient care and treatment, or patient or visitor injuries received at the Medical Center.

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  1. effective date:

    January 1, 2017
  2. content:

    POLICY:

     

    The University of Virginia Medical Center Office of Patient Safety and Risk Management is responsible for coordinating communication between Medical Center employees, the legal profession, and interested others regarding inquiries that concern patient care and treatment, or patient or visitor injuries received at the Medical Center.

     

    PROCEDURE:

     

    1. Any department or employee contacted by an attorney in relation to a Medical Center incident should confer with the Medical Center Office of Patient Safety and Risk Management prior to communication with the attorney. 
    2. The Medical Center Office of Patient Safety and Risk Management will screen the request, refer to the appropriate personnel, and assist the staff member(s). 
    3. The Medical Center Office of Patient Safety and Risk Management will notify and coordinate responses to these requests with the University Counsel's Office, University Office of Property and Liability Risk Management, Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Risk Management, Piedmont Liability Trust, and others as appropriate.
  3. signature(s):

    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center
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