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Professional Liability

Students at Saint Louis University School of Nursing are covered by the voluntary professional liability program, which began in 1976.

Under this program, Saint Louis University, subject to the provisions and limitations of a Letter of Indemnity, heretofore executed by the University setting forth the terms of the program, will pay "all sums those protected may become legally obligated to pay as compensatory damages because of injury or death to any person arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health care services."

This protection is provided under this agreement to any student performing health services without remuneration, on or off the University premises, upon recommendation of the dean or her designate. In other words, this protection applies under the terms of this agreement only when performing health services under the supervision of a faculty member as part of specific course requirements in the School of Nursing.

The student must be registered for the class to be covered by the liability program.

This protection does not apply to injury or damage resulting from the acts or omissions of a student while intoxicated, under the improper influence of drugs or narcotics, engaged in a criminal act, or willfully or intentionally causing harm.

Upon becoming aware of any alleged incident to which this protection applies, written notice containing detailed information should be forwarded to the dean's office.

The extent of annual protection provided to students shall be $10 million per occurrence per student with a maximum annual total of $10 million per student. A complete copy of the letter of indemnity may be examined in the dean's office.