All risks of loss should be minimized by risk management and prevention programs, including risks associated with the provision of health care. Health institutions and medical schools on academic campuses shall establish and maintain programs whose purpose is to promote the quality of care provided to patients. Wherever possible, the focus of these programs is to prevent loss or injury through:
By this policy, each institution is hereby delegated the operational responsibility to implement a health risk management and risk prevention program which will reflect the principles stated above. Each program should reflect the principle that an effective risk management program is the responsibility of all levels of management and all personnel.
Risk Management/Risk Prevention – as used in this rule includes programs dealing with medical liability and quality management.
Editorial amendment to Sec. 1 made April 27, 2016
December 10, 2004