Regents Policy 1405: Committee on Health Services

Approved November 19, 2015

  1. Thresholds for Delegation of Authority to Approve Transactions Pursuant to Bylaw 12.7:
    1. The Committee on Health Services is authorized, without further Regents action, to approve transactions, as defined in Bylaw 12.7, otherwise requiring Regents approval that primarily arise from or serve the programs and services of UC Health or any of its components when:
      1. the transaction can reasonably be anticipated to commit or generate up to 3% of the annual operating revenue for the relevant Medical Center(s) as reflected in the audited financial statement(s) for the most recent full fiscal year; and
      2. combined with the value of transactions previously approved by the Committee in the relevant fiscal year, the transaction can reasonably be anticipated to commit or generate up to 5% of the annual operating revenue for the relevant Medical Center(s) as reflected in the audited financial statement(s) for the most recent full fiscal year.
    2. The value of a transaction shall be determined on the basis of the cumulative value of UC’s direct financial commitment, including both UC cash contributions and debt assumed, or the combined value of any assets or debt sold or otherwise disposed.
  2. Compensation Benchmarks: The Committee on Health Services shall develop a benchmarking framework for use in evaluating compensation proposals that may be approved under Bylaw 12.7. The benchmarking framework shall identify peer institutions against which UC Health competes for high level positions and identify external salary data for positions comparable to those that may be approved by the Committee under Bylaw 12.7. The benchmarking framework shall be reviewed and approved by the Committee on Health Services and the Committee on Compensation at least every two (2) years.
  3. Chancellor Committee Members: To the extent that an item on the agenda for a meeting of the Committee on Health Services primarily or substantially benefits the campus led by a Chancellor member of the Committee on Health Services, the member may present the item as an advocate for the campus but shall not otherwise participate in deliberation by the Committee. This limitation shall not be effective where an item is reasonably anticipated to provide direct benefit to all campuses with medical centers.
  4. Conflict of Interest: Advisory Members shall not participate in deliberations of the Committee on any matter in which the member or an immediate family member has a financial interest.
  5. UC Health Oversight:
    1. Strategic Plan and Budget: The Committee shall report annually to the Board on the UC Health strategic plan and budget at the July meeting.
    2. Quality, Cost and Access: The Committee shall oversee development of dashboards assessing quality of care, cost of service, and access to care across the UC Health clinical enterprise, and shall use the dashboards to monitor performance against established benchmarks.
    3. Student Health Centers: The Committee shall report annually to the Board on the status of the University’s student health and counseling centers and the UC Student Health Insurance Plan at the September meeting.
    4. Transaction Review: The Committee shall annually review and assess the transactions approved in the previous three years and report in writing on its assessment to the Board for the March meeting.
    5. Health Plan Contracts: The senior executive for health affairs in the Office of the President shall regularly brief the Committee on system-wide managed care and other health plan participation arrangements negotiated on behalf of the UC Health clinical enterprise.
  6. Implementation: The amendments to Bylaw 12.7 approved at the November 2015 meeting shall be implemented as soon as practicable thereafter, subject to the following transition provisions:
    1. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee as approved by the Board in May, 2015, shall continue in such capacity. The initial term of the Chair shall be three years, extending through June 2019 to coincide with the regular committee appointment cycle.
    2. Nothing shall prevent the Committee on Health Services from approving compensation for a proposed hire before completion of the initial benchmarking framework described in Section B above.
    3. The provisions of this Section F shall expire on July 1, 2019 and the Secretary and Chief of Staff shall take all actions necessary to remove Section F from Regents Policy 1405.

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