• HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Policy for Students

      Department of Enrollment and Student Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-03-26)
      6.14 HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Policy for Students: Any student at Georgia Health Sciences University with patient-care responsibilities who knows or has reason to believe that he/she has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is required to immediately report this information to the MCG Health Inc. hospital epidemiologist in accordance with hospital policy as well as report it to the student's Dean. Furthermore, any suspected HIV exposure by students during the course of their assigned duties should be reported immediately by the student to his/her clinical supervisor in accordance with the policies of the hospitals in which the student has assigned duties. Georgia Health Sciences University will carefully conform to state and federal laws regarding discrimination toward students with HIV infection, and all information will be considered confidential.
    • Hope Scholarship Awarding and Disbursement Policy

      Student Financial Aid; Georgia Health Sciences University (2008-11-18)
      Hope Scholarship Awarding and Disbursement Policy: The policy outlines the awarding and disbursement rules associated with the State of Georgia's HOPE Scholarship funds. The Admissions, Registrar, Student Aid, and Cashier's Offices will adhere to this policy when determining eligibility, awarding and disbursement of HOPE Scholarship funds.
    • Immunization Policy

      Student Health; Georgia Health Sciences University (2010-05-17)
      6.15 Immunization Policy: The specific minimum immunization requirements at Georgia Health Sciences University are established by Board of Regents policy, which is periodically reviewed and modified. The Board of Regents policy allows Georgia Health Sciences University to enhance these requirements with the concurrence of the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. Georgia Health Sciences University's specific immunization requirements are also periodically reviewed and modified. With the concurrence of the President of Georgia Health Sciences University and Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, individual colleges may require additional immunizations. All entering Georgia Health Sciences University students must provide the Georgia Health Sciences University Student Health Service (Student Health) with sufficient evidence that they are fully immunized and/or have proof of immunity with serological titer against Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Rubeola (Red Measles), Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Hepatitis Band Varicella (Chicken Pox). Students are also required to have had a PPD (tuberculin test) within three months prior to the first day of class at Georgia Health Sciences University and annually thereafter.
    • Incomplete Grade Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-01)
      4.19 Incomplete Grade Policy: No individual may engage in any clinical or laboratory activity for the purposes of completing the requirements of a course in which he or she has an Incomplete grade (I) unless the individual is registered as a student at Georgia Health Sciences University. Registration as a student requires enrollment in a course and payment of appropriate tuition and fees. However, the student may not be re-registered in that same course for the purpose of meeting the requirement to be registered while making up the Incomplete grade; to do so would result in the student being awarded credit twice for the same course.Students with an Incomplete grade (I) who must return to school after their expected graduation date in order to complete assignments that include any clinical or laboratory activities must also be registered as a student. Likewise, however, the student may not be re-registered in the same course a second time.Therefore, each degree program shall establish an independent study course that will be used to meet the requirements of this policy. The course will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and will have a minimum of one credit hour. Registration in a course for the purpose of completing course requirements to remove an Incomplete grade (I) is not required if no clinical or laboratory activity is involved, for example, if only a paper, "Written assignment, and/or examination is involved.
    • Intellectual Diversity Policy

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-11-17)
      2.04 Intellectual Diversity Policy: Georgia Health Sciences University is committed to nurturing intellectual diversity on the campus to ensure the robust nature of scientific discovery. At times, faculty will express personal opinions but should create an atmosphere for students to freely retain their own beliefs and treat with respect other opinions appropriately expressed. students should not be assessed, rewarded or penalized according to whether they share their faculty member’s opinion. The student must be provided an avenue to resolve any allegation that the aforementioned rights were prohibited
    • Intellectual Property Policy

      Office of Technology Transfer & Economic Development; Georgia Health Sciences University (2004-09-01)
      9.05 Intellectual Property Policy: All faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Health Sciences University should follow this policy whenever an individual has created new intellectual property (for example, an invention or new copyrightable material). This policy provides mechanisms to review and evaluate new inventions and intellectual property (including trademarks and copyrights) that are the property of Georgia Health Sciences University. The policy helps Georgia Health Sciences University decide "When and how to secure protection and lays the foundation for marketing and licensing, with the ultimate generation of royalty income. The policy involves only new discoveries that are made by faculty, staff, or students performing one's assigned tasks or working within one's area of expertise. Intellectual property outside the scope of one's duties at Georgia Health Sciences University remains the property of the inventor.
    • International Education Study Abroad Policy

      Office of Outreach & International Education; Georgia Health Sciences University (2011-02-01)
      2.16 International Education Study Abroad Policy: All international education or study abroad programs for which students receive credit towards the fulfillment of their degree program at the Georgia Health Sciences University require institutional oversight by a designated institutional official (Director of Outreach & International Education). This includes programs administered by Georgia Health Sciences University faculty or staff and non-Georgia Health Sciences University-sponsored programs for which students receive academic course credit. The Director of Outreach & International Education is responsible for initial review and evaluation of credit-bearing proposals for international education/study abroad experiences and for initiating the appropriate approval process by the Provost or his/her designee, according to Board of Regents policy. The Director of Outreach & International Education will act as the primary contact and resource for the GHSU community on international education/study abroad concerns.
    • Internet Continuing Education Policy

      Division of Continuing Education; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-08)
      5.11 Internet Continuing Education Policy: Continuing Education hosted on Internet sites must meet the same planning, disclosure, evaluation, and commercial support policies as live activities as v.oell as the additional requirements for enduring materials. The Division of Continuing Education will notify all participants of computer requirements necessary to access the site of the activity prior to registration in each Internet-based activity. Communication of required Continuing Education statements and information, such as accreditation statements and faculty disclosure information, must be ensured through (a) the viewing of a mandatory screen containing that information or (b) clear direction to the learner to access such a screen.
    • Journal-Based Continuing Education Policy

      Division of Continuing Education; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-08)
      5.10 Journal-Based Continuing Education Policy: The educational activity plan for a journal-based continuing education activity must be reviewed by the Division of Continuing Education to determine if the content and educational plan for the journal article review is consistent with accreditation guidelines for awarding educational credit. A journal-based Continuing Education activity is not completed until the learner documents participation in that activity to the provider. This requirement shall be communicated to the learner. Advertising within the pages of a journal-based Continuing Education activity article(s) or within the pages of the related questions or evaluation material is prohibited.
    • Jury Duty Policy

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-04)
      2.07 Jury Duty Policy: Students lawfully summoned for jury duty are excused from attending classes. Students must coordinate their absence(s) and make-up work with their college’s appropriate associate dean and individual faculty members
    • Medical Record Security, Confidentiality, and Retention Policy

      Student Health; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-08)
      6.17 Medical Record Security, Confidentiality, and Retention Policy It is the policy of Georgia Health Sciences University to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations to ensure that all healthcare information is protected from physical loss, administrative loss, theft, fire and unauthorized personnel who can inadvertently alter, release, or lose data. Medical records of students and their spouses are originated and maintained in an electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management software system. They are in a secured electronic format that only select staff with appropriate authorization can access. Paper records will be stored in physically secure areas. Retention of medical records is in accordance with the Georgia Composite Medical Board and Georgia regulations Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) 31-33-2.
    • Outside Professional Activities Policy

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2006-09)
      7.19 Outside Professional Activities Policy:Outside professional activity by faculty or administrators is to be encouraged under appropriate circumstances. Ho'Never, since faculty and administrative personnel have committed their primary professional effort to the university, the university has the responsibility to limit and regulate such activity. With certain exceptions, faculty members are required to obtain the permission of the university prior to engaging in outside professional activity and to make periodic summary reports on such activity. This policy defines the types of outside professional activities allowed and outlines the procedures for obtaining permission from the university and for reporting such activities to the university
    • Ownership and Retention of Scholarly & Research Records

      Vice President for Research Development; Georgia Health Sciences University (2001-02-20)
      9.06 Ownership and Retention of Scholarly & Research Records: All scholarly and research records generated or produced by a Georgia Health Sciences University faculty member, student, or employee during the course of his/her employment or enrollment at Georgia Health Sciences University shall be the property of Georgia Health Sciences University. The obligation to maintain records subject to this policy shall remain in effect for a period of six years from the date of their creation, unless otherwise specifically required (e.g., by a study sponsor) or agreed to by Georgia Health Sciences University. Original scholarly and research records shall remain upon the premises of Georgia Health Sciences University unless otherwise authorized by the university.
    • Patient Confidentiality Policy

      Visual and Instructional Design; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-12)
      10.05 Patient Confidentiality Policy: In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all customers using the services of the Division of Visual and Instructional Design must complete a form ensuring that all materials to be used in the design of the project meet HIPAA requirements for release of confidential protected health information (PHI).
    • Pet Policy for Residence Halls

      Residence Life; Georgia Health Sciences University (2008-06-13)
      6.06 Pet Policy for Residence Halls: Animals of any kind, with the exception of aquatic fish in aquariums of 10 gallons or less, are prohibited from Georgia Health Sciences residence halls or adjacent grounds.
    • Physical Disabilities & Learning Disorder Policy

      Campus Life Services (2001-10)
      6.12 Physical Disabilities & Learning Disorder Policy: Georgia Health Sciences lkliversity, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act,ensures that all students with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity and access to all programs and facilities at Georgia Health Sciences University. Georgia Health Sciences University also adheres to a policy of equal educational opportunities for all students with learning disorders. The University System of Georgia has adopted eligibility criteria to identify students who demonstrate specific learning disorders. The appropriateness of accommodations for each case must be evaluated on its ovvn facts and merits (Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990).
    • Policy Development

      Office of the Provost (Medical College of Georgia, 2014-07-25)
      1.01 Development and Promulgation of Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Policies
    • Policy for 3rd Year Pre- Tenure Review

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2008-01)
      7.03 Policy for 3rd Year Pre-Tenure Review: The Board of Regents and Georgia Health Sciences University policies require a comprehensive third year review of progress toward tenure utilizing similar criteria to those institutionally approved
    • Policy for Allowing Visitors in Animal Areas

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0107 Policy for Allowing Visitors in Animal Areas: Visitors requesting access to animal areas in Laboratory Animal Services must obtain permission from the Director, Associate Director, or Assistant Director of Laboratory Animal Services before entering any animal area.
    • Policy for Care & Use of Animals in Research: Overview

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-24)
      9.0100 Policy for Care & Use of Animals in Research: Overview: All uses of invertebrate and vertebrate animals in research and education at Georgia Health Sciences University must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) at Georgia Health Sciences University. Any use of animals at Georgia Health Sciences University without IACUC approval is a violation of Medical College of Georgia policy as v.ell as federal law.