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Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations,’ and to oversee the
University’s clinical enterprise. This responsibility includes management oversight for
the development of policies, rules, and regulations for the governance of the University
Hospitals and clinical enterprise. Policies of the Committee are implemented by the
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs in carrying out the day-to-day operations of
the University Hospitals and clinical enterprise.
The membership of the Committee shall include five members from the Board of
Trustees. Each member shall be appointed by the Chair of the Board of Trustees acting
upon recommendation of the President of the University. The initial Board of Trustee
member appointments to the University Health Care Committee shall be for staggered
terms in the following manner: two members for three years, two members for four years
and one member for five years. Any Board member appointed thereafter shall serve for
three years and may be reappointed for an additional three years. Any vacancy occurring
before the expiration of the term of the appointment shall be filled for the unexpired term.
A quorum of the Committee members must be present in order to conduct business.
The University Health Care Committee may create sub-committees and shall create
committee rules to guide their governance consistent with The Joint Commission.
(j) Special Committees
Special committees may be established and appointed at any time by the Chair of the
Board of Trustees and with such charge as the Board of Trustees Chair may determine.
Special committees shall carry out their duties as specified and report to the Board of
Trustees. Such committees shall function until discharged. Membership shall include
trustees and may also include persons who are not Board of Trustees members.
7. Powers and Responsibilities
The powers and responsibilities of the Board of Trustees include the following:
(a) Establish proper regulations for the governance of the University and the
physical training, military or otherwise, of the students. The Board may authorize the
suspension and dismissal of students for neglect or violation of the regulations or for
other conduct prejudicial to the character and welfare of the University. (KRS 164.200)
(b) Determine the colleges, schools, divisions, departments, bureaus, and offices
which shall comprise the University within the scope of the Acts of Congress approved
July 2, 1862, and Acts supplementary thereto, and the relation which each division shall
sustain to each other division and to the whole. lt may devise, allot, and arrange the
distribution of divisions with the designation appropriate for each, and devise the means
required for their effective instruction, administration, and governance. (KRS 164.210)