Effective Date: September 1, 2006
This policy outlines the circumstances under which Morningside faculty and staff may access emergent care through Health Services at Columbia.
Reasons for the Policy
This policy defines for Morningside faculty and staff:
• The limited circumstances whereby care may be accessed at Health Services.• The circumstances whereby Health Services is unable to provide care.
Primary Guidance to Which this Policy Responds
There is not a primary policy to which this policy responds.
Responsible University Office and Officer
Health Services at Columbia is responsible for the maintenance of this policy, and for responding to questions posed regarding this policy. The Assistant Vice President of Health Services is the Responsible Officer.
This policy was established in August 2006.
Who Is Governed By This Policy
All staff and faculty of the Morningside Campus.
Who Should Know This Policy
Senior Executive Officers, Deans, Vice Presidents, Chairs, Senior Administrative Officers, Departmental Administrators.
Morningside faculty and staff may access care from Health Services in the following limited circumstances:
All records related to services provided under the above circumstances will be kept in strict confidence according to the most recent HIPAA regulations.
Copies of medical records will be provided to Morningside faculty and staff when requested after completion of a Release of Medical Records consent form available at Health Services. Copies will be made available in no more than ten business days and can be mailed or picked up by the Morningside faculty and/or staff member at Health Services.