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Welcome to the first edition of Risk Rx. This publication provides us an opportunity to communicate with you on a regular basis about the many issues impacting health care providers. It is also our intent to share and promote risk management strategies we hope you will find useful as we strive to enhance patient safety, prevent loss, and minimize liability exposure.
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Jan Rebstock, BS, RHIT, LHRM UF Self-Insurance Program
Larke Nunn, BA, ARRT, LHRM UF Self-Insurance Program
Joseph J. Tepas, III M.D. Professor Surgery and Pediatrics University of Florida-Jacksonville campus
Jamie Conti, M.D.
Assoc. Prof. and Prog. Training Dir. Cardiovascular Med., University of Florida, Gainesville campus
Gregory A. Chaires, Esq. Board Certified in Health Law
Webster, Chaires and Partners P.L. Winter Park, FL 32790
Cristina Palacio, Esq.,
Senior Attorney Shands Hospital
UF SIP History
Danelle Towater, Assoc. Dir. Insurance
In 1971 the Florida Board of Governors (the ultimate successor to the Florida Board of Regents) promulgated Rule 6C-10.001 Florida Administrative Code, creating the University of Florida J. Hillis Miller Health Center Self-Insurance Program and in 1987 created the University of Florida JHMHC/Jacksonville Self-Insurance Program (hereafter collectively referred to as UF SIP).
UF SIP was created to provide comprehensive general liability protection, including professional liability insurance, for the University of Florida Board of Trustees and faculty, other employees, agents and students of the UF Health Science Center.
UF SIP is authorized, subject to approval of the UFSIP Council, the University President and the UF Board of Trustees, to extend protection to any not-for-profit corporation that is operated for the benefit of the UF Board of Trustees. Section 1004.41(5) FS, specifically authorizes the UF Board of Trustees to provide comprehensive general liability, including professional liability insurance to Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics and Shands Jacksonville Medical Center for the organizations and their clinical employees.
In 1995, 6C-10.001(2) of the Florida Administrative Code was amended authorizing the UF SIP to create the University of Florida Healthcare Education Insurance Company (HEIC) which provides excess coverage for UF SIP participants.