A number of services are provided to the employees and students of the University of Washington through Campus Health Services.
Campus Health Services works in a relationship with Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) to provide the clinical services required by State and Federal law and/or by consensus of the University. These services cover required:
- immunizations for healthcare workers, lab workers, and others as required by law,
- active surveillance (such as for Tb), and
- exposure response (for hazardous substances).
CHS is governed by a CHS Executive Committee which:
- Assures that the UW is in compliance with clinical services to meet mandatory occupational health and safety requirements and responsibilities;
- Makes higher level administrative and medical decisions, including but not limited to:
- Standardization of operations and services across service sites
- Separation of the employee / student health record from the employee’s / student’s personal medical record (RCW20.04)
- Surveillance activities required for UW’s research, educational and service programs, along with the impact of those required activities on operational units of the CHS
- Provides strategic leadership
- Sets scope of service for CHS
- Serves as liaison to upper administration at the UW
- Reviews policies and procedures that cross unit boundaries
CHS is managed by a CHS Operations Committee which:
- Is made up of the Managers of the various Employee Health Centers and the Student Programs that operate under the aegis of CHS.
- Manages and coordinates clinical services addressing employee and student health needs as directed by the CHS Executive Committee.
- Defines and develops general concensus regarding day-to-day standard of care and key clinical services across the UW system for employees & student health programs.
- Work with EH&S staff to define operational level roles and responsibilities in providing employee related health services.