From: "Simolo, Ken" <simolo**At_Symbol_Here**UR.ROCHESTER.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Question Concerning Insurance and Liability for Undergraduate Lab Accidents
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 18:16:20 +0000
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At our institution (and I believe in most others), the students have to have their own medical insurance in order to be a student here.  Usually they pay a small fee that gives them every day access to a health care service for things like the flu.  But it is expected that they will use their own private insurance for major medical costs such as an ambulance.  It would not make much sense to have the institution pay for a medical cost that is covered by the student’s insurance.


On Apr 7, 2016, at 1:29 PM, Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM> wrote:

Geez.  Not only do students go into debt for tuition, they have to pay for their own medical costs for accidents in the lab?  You gotta be kidding.  When I went to school, tuition was a snap and there was a health service that picked up just about everything you needed whether school-related or not. 

I don't know why these kids are not in the streets with placards.  No wonder you-know-who is doing well in the polls.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062


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