Originally Issued: May 2006
Revised: Not applicable
The purpose of this policy is to authorize the waiver or suspension of institutional policies during disasters and other emergencies.
For any institutional policy of Georgia Health Sciences University, the officer in charge of the relevant Office of Primary Responsibility; any supervisor of such an officer in charge; and, the President are authorized to grant specific waivers to that policy, or to suspend the general effect of that policy during an emergency. The President may declare an emergency during a natural disaster or other situation in which the normal operations of all or part of the institution are disrupted. Such waivers or suspensions of policy shall remain in effect until rescinded by the officer who granted them, or by a supervisor of that officer. Officials must keep a written record of any waiver or suspension of policy they grant, and provide that record to the Office of Legal Affairs as soon as it is practical to do so.