Liability Insurance for Students
2. Rule and Regulation
Sec. 1 Students Enrolled in Health Institutions and Medical Schools at Academic Institutions. 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.
Sec. 2 Students in Field Experience Courses. 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.
Sec. 3 Students in Allied Health and Nursing. 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.
Sec. 4 Students in Pharmacy. 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.
4. Relevant Federal and State Statutes
5. Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms
6. Who Should Know
7. System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule
Office of Academic Affairs
Office of Health Affairs
8. Dates Approved or Amended
February 11, 2016
December 10, 2004
9. Contact Information
Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: