University Policy

Policies Posted for Comment

Draft and recently signed policies are posted here for review and comment by The University of Toledo community for thirty days. Draft policies do not have official status as approved policies until the Approving Officer has signed the policies. Some policies may be signed in advance of the vetting period to comply with the requirement of federal or state laws or regulations or accrediting agencies.

Please direct any comments or questions regarding the policies posted for comment to policies@utoledo.edu or click on the icon under "comment on this policy." Please state the name of the policy in the subject line. Comments received on the policy will be forwarded to the policy's responsible agent or agent's designee.

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Human Resource and Talent Development - 1 policy
Internal Audit and Compliance - 1 policy
UTMC - 2 policies


Human Resource and Talent Development - 1 policy

Policy Name:   Draft 3364-25-17  Pre-employment drug testing
Description:  (Minor/technical revision of existing policy) UTMC is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from the detrimental effects of drug and/or alcohol abuse.  To prevent hiring or otherwise placing individuals whose use of controlled substances indicates a potential for impaired or unsafe job performance, the Health Science Campus conducts pre-employment drug testing.   Proposed revisions to the policy are tracked in the posted copy.
Scope:     Final candidates hired or rehired for faculty, staff, contingent, temporary, resident, volunteer, and select graduate and undergraduate student positions as part of the hiring process on the Health Science Campus.      
Comment Period:    May 13, 2016-June 13, 2016
Comment on this policy  3364-25-17


Internal Audit and Compliance - 1 policy

Policy Name:   Draft 3364-15-10  Confidentiality of patient information
Description:  (Minor/technical revision of existing policy) The purpose of this policy is to outline the appropriate use of confidential patient information consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule and all updates allowing for the use and disclosure of patient information for treatment, payment, or health care operations.  Proposed revisions to the policy are highlighted in the posted copy.  The University is currently operating under this policy.
Scope:    “Covered Entities” of UT
Comment Period:   May 13, 2016-June 13, 2016
Comment on this policy  3364-15-10


UTMC - 2 policies

Policy Name:   Draft 3364-100-45-24  Hospital clinical alarms
Description:  (New policy proposal) Hospital professional staff have a duty to provide quality care while safeguarding our patients from adverse events.   A systematic coordinated approach to clinical alarm system management has been developed that will encompass all clinical hospital departments.  The purpose of the policy is to have staff work collectively to establish best practices for reducing the number of false clinical alarms and excessive alarms, while addressing the issue of desensitizing staff members to alarms.
Scope:    UTMC
Comment Period:    May 13, 2016-June 13, 2016
Comment on this policy  3364-100-45-24

Policy Name:   Draft 3364-100-53-24  Emergency medical screening and transfer policy
Description:  (Minor/technical revision of existing policy) The purpose of the policy is to describe the requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”) and establish UTMC procedures for compliance with EMTALA.   The UTMC policy is in effect.
Scope:    UTMC
Comment Period:    May 13, 2016-June 13, 2016
Comment on this policy  3364-100-53-24


Recommendations to Rescind a Policy 

 

Policies recommended for rescission are posted here for comment by The University of Toledo community for thirty days. Please direct any comments or questions regarding the policies recommended for rescission to policies@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 5/13/16