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One of the important functions of the Office of the General Counsel is to provide counsel, assistance, and information to University employees about the policies and procedures of the University, the Board of Regents, the State of Kansas, and the federal government. The General Counsel is generally available to provide such information relative to legal matters that arise out of an employee's conduct of his/her duties.

Because the General Counsel is appointed by the Chancellor, however, the Counsel's ultimate responsibility is to represent the Chancellor, as the Chief Executive Officer of the University, and those individuals to whom the Chancellor has delegated responsibility. The General Counsel will provide advice and counsel to University employees so long as the issues do not involve conflicts with those higher in the administrative or executive hierarchy of the University.

An additional responsibility of the Office of the General Counsel at the KU Medical Center is to provide an internal risk management program to promote loss prevention and maintain a safe environment for patients, employees, and visitors to the Medical Center. The Risk Manager serves as liaison for the University and physicians with outside attorneys, insurance companies, the Kansas Insurance Department, and other third parties. The office provides training to staff and monitors compliance with federal, state, JCAHO, and other regulatory requirements, and processes any claims of a professional or general liability nature.


DISCLAIMER: The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Kansas publishes these web pages for general information only. The pages are not intended to provide specific legal advice for any specific situation. Legal advice can be provided only in the course of an attorney-client relationship with reference to all the facts of a specific situation. This information, therefore, must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. While we try to provide links to timely and authoritative information, the content of linked sites is subject to local disclaimers, and the Office of the General Counsel makes no guarantees, express or implied, concerning its accuracy. We recommend that users obtain confirmation from official sources of all information found on World Wide Web sites.


Contact Information

Lawrence campus:
245 Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7535
785-864-3276
785-864-4617

Medical Center: 
2001 Murphy Administration Building, Mail Stop 2013
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160-7101
913-588-7281
913-945-5866

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