6.11 Worker’s Compensation and Liability
Effective Date: 7/05 Date Revised or Reviewed: 7/2016
To provide a description of the professional liability coverage provided by the UW Health
(UW HEALTH) and by the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison.
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
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).
Liability Protection for Health Professionals UW Health Authority and the University of
UW HEALTH Risk Management
Karen Kritsch, PhD, RD
UW HEALTH Clinical Nutrition Manager, Outpatient Operations and Dietetic Internship
Susan Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP
VP DEV, NURSING & PT CARE SVCS