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Michigan State University has expanded its risk management program after the arrest and conviction of Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and osteopathic physician at the university, for the sexual abuse of minor patients.
MSU has been upfront about its improvements, issuing public statements about its progress, but declined interview requests from Healthcare Risk Management.
MSU recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make further improvements. The university has made these changes:
MSU plans to assign a new “civil rights specialist” to all buildings containing health clinics. This person will serve as a first point of contact for complaints, as well as a monitor of policy compliance.
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