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Statement on agreement with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Aug. 12, 2019)

We must always look for ways to do more for those who trust the university with their health and safety. The agreed-upon revisions recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights further enhance the many protection and policy improvements MSU has made since Nassar’s arrest including:

  • a chaperone policy established in April 2017 which requires chaperones for sensitive treatments and when minors are involved,
  • a triage protocol to review all reported allegations or concerns of inappropriate practitioner-patient and practitioner-student interactions, and
  • a consent to treat form reviewed during patient registrations.

We also plan to add new positions dedicated to investigating HealthTeam grievances and complaints, as well as train HealthTeam staff and ensure compliance.

-Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. M.D., MSU President