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Worker’s Compensation and Liability (6.11)

Worker’s Compensation and Liability (6.11) - Policies, Administrative, UWHC, Department Specific, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetic Internship

6.11

6.11 Worker’s Compensation and Liability

Effective Date: 7/05 Date Revised or Reviewed: 7/2016

I. PURPOSE

To provide a description of the professional liability coverage provided by the UW Health
(UW HEALTH) and by the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison.

II. POLICY

A. Students are not covered by the worker's compensation program.
B. Interns are responsible for securing and maintaining health insurance. Proof of
health insurance is required prior to the start of the dietetic internship.
C. Dietetic interns, working within the role of the program, are covered by the State of
Wisconsin Self-Funded Liability Program while acting within the scope of their
duties.

III. PROCEDURE

If an employee sustains a work-related injury during Employee Health Services (EHS)
business hours (7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F) and needs medical attention, he or she should
report to EHS. At other times or in an emergency, the employee should report to the UW
HEALTH Emergency Department (ED).

IV. REFERENCES

Liability Protection for Health Professionals UW Health Authority and the University of
Wisconsin-Madison


V. COORDINATION

UW HEALTH Risk Management


WRITTEN BY:

Karen Kritsch, PhD, RD
UW HEALTH Clinical Nutrition Manager, Outpatient Operations and Dietetic Internship

SIGNED BY:

Susan Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP
VP DEV, NURSING & PT CARE SVCS