Professional Medical and Hospital Liability

The Professional Medical & Hospital Liability (PL) program within the Office of Risk Services is responsible for loss prevention, management of medical & dental malpractice claims and lawsuits that occur at university healthcare facilities. This includes student health, counseling and psychological service centers, veterinary services and/or lawsuits that involve university healthcare practitioners, including university physicians, dentists, residents, fellows, nurses and other healthcare employees for acts and omissions allegedly arising out of the course and scope of university employment.

The PL program also provides for the legal representation of healthcare employees for licensing board investigations under certain circumstances. The Human Subject Injury Program provides oversight and funding of claims involving medical care and treatment for certain injuries sustained by research subjects.

The Office of Risk Services contracts with a third party administrator, Sedgwick CMS, for the day to day management of the above programs.

Verifications

 For inquiries regarding medical malpractice insurance verification and credentialing please contact the specific Risk Management Office of the UC Health System where the applicant is currently or was last employed. 

 

Loss Prevention

The PL program supports loss prevention and patient safety initiatives through funding initiatives and providing premium rebates to the medical centers, schools of medicine, student health and counseling centers. 

The Loss Prevention Grant Program is designed to encourage risk reduction initiatives aimed at reducing the cost of risk for the hospitals, schools of medicine, student health and counseling centers. The program encourages clinical loss prevention and patient safety and rewards hospitals, medical groups, student health and counseling centers for developing and implementing specific approved initiatives. Please contact Kim Yozgat for information.

 

Data Management

The PL program provides a system wide centralized data warehouse; bringing together multiple data streams from all of our campuses and Medical Centers.