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Section 16: Liability Insurance and Risk Management Programs

Residents enrolled in a GME sponsored residency training program are provided with professional and general liability insurance for activities falling within the course and scope of their training program. The Emory Liability Program also responds to a claim made after a resident leaves the training program, so long as the claim arises out of an activity that fell within the course and scope of the training program. The Emory Liability Program will not respond to a claim arising out of an incident or activity that precedes the resident's enrollment in the Emory training program even if the claim is made once the resident has begun his or her training at Emory.

Residents rotating within the Emory system have a responsibility to report any adverse occurrence or circumstance to an Emory Healthcare Risk Manager as well as their Program Director and Department Chair.

A Risk Manager can be contacted at the following numbers, after hours and weekends call the paging operator at 404-686-1000 and ask for the Risk Manager on call:

Emory University Hospital and Emory Children's Center

          404.686.2470

Fax:

          404.712.7941

Emory University Hospital Midtown

          404.686.2470

Fax:

          404.686. 5901

The Emory Clinic, Inc.

          404. 686.2470

Fax:

          404.778.7935

Wesley Woods

          404.686.2470

Fax:

          404.712.7941

Currently, Emory residents assigned to Grady Memorial Hospital , VA Medical Center, CHOA at Egleston and Scottish Rite Hospitals are insured by the hosting institution, rather than by Emory Healthcare. For a description of the liability coverage at Emory Healthcare affiliated hospitals refer to Appendix E.

All questions regarding insurance coverage should be directed to Ms. Cheryl Ritchie, Emory Healthcare's Director of Insurance and Loss Control Programs at 404-778-7932.

Verification of coverage must be requested in writing to Emory Healthcare, Office of Risk and Insurance Services, 101 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 600, Decatur, GA 30030. The email address is: claims.history@emoryhealthcare.org or Lori.Pleasure@emoryhealthcare.org.

Requests for individual claims history information should be made in writing to Emory Healthcare, Office of Risk and Insurance Services, 101 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 600, Decatur, GA 30030, Attn: Lori Pleasure, Phone number (404) 778-7939, claims.history@emoryhealthcare.org or Lori.Pleasure@emoryhealthcare.org. Appropriate authorization must accompany the request.