All students enrolled in a health institution or a medical school at an academic institution of the U. T. System in a program that involves direct patient care activities shall be required to purchase professional liability insurance as a prerequisite to enrollment. The appropriate level of coverage shall be determined by the U. T. System Office of Risk Management. The requirement shall be included in each institution's catalog.
The institutions of the U. T. System may require students enrolled in field experience courses to show evidence of student liability insurance when enrolled in field experience courses, which utilize off-campus facilities, if such facilities require the insurance. The requirement shall be included in each institution’s catalog.
Allied health and nursing students shall, prior to official registration provide evidence of professional liability (malpractice) insurance coverage in a minimum amount determined by the president of the institution. Nursing students receiving stipends may be reimbursed for this fee through that source. The requirement shall be included in each institution’s catalog.
All pharmacy students enrolling in fifth-year clinical and/or pharmacy internship courses shall provide evidence of professional liability insurance coverage paid for the duration of the course or courses as a prerequisite to enrollment. The effective date of the policy shall be on or before the first regular class period of the clinical and/or pharmacy internship course for which the student is enrolling. The requirement shall be included in each institution’s catalog.
February 11, 2016
December 10, 2004