Occupational Health Services
1. Authority and Responsibility
Major responsibilities that cannot be delegated:
- Occupational Health will set standards for medical care, preventive services and ongoing medical surveillance.
- Medical providers follow the Campus Modified Duty – Return to Work policy.
- Occupational Health provides medical care for injured workers, unless prior delegation of this authority has been determined.
- Occupational Health sets standards of medical care for the campus prevention program.
- Occupational Health maintains medical records in accordance to state and federal policies.
- Occupational Health administers the UC WorkStrong program.
Roles of Administrative Officials
- Maintaining HIPAA Compliance in the release and handling of medical records.
- Compliance with reporting requirements to the Department of Transportation.
- Solicit advice from Occupational Health before introducing a potential new health hazard to campus.
Major responsibilities that can be delegated:
- Employees should be referred to Occupational Health for treatment unless employee previously elected treatment through the Designation of Physician form.
- When Occupational Health is not staffed, patients may be directed to Woodland Healthcare or Sutter Davis Emergency Room.
- Occupational Health manages the respiratory fit program, the DOT program, and the Ergonomics Program
3. Areas of Potential Risks
- In any patient care setting, malpractice claims become a potential risk issue.
- Failure of compliance with regulatory agencies (AAALAC, NIH, Cal-OSHA, etc.) may result in loss of program accreditation.