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Health Center, police outline information policy
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A new policy
for cooperation between the
University Health Care Center (UHC) and police was
announced Wednesday, according to Dr. Sam
Fuenning, UHC director.
Languaoe began with simple sounds, moans and
titterings. How these noises developed into different
languages is bt?ing studied by the new linguistics progiam
being offeree to UNL students.
According to Curtis Hayes, associate professor of
English and director of the program, and Hassen Sharifi,
assistant professor of English, students can major or
minor in linguistics. They also can work toward a
masters or doctorate degree in English with a
concentration in linguistics.
The progiam will offer courses in what Sharifi called
"uncommonly taught languages." Hayes said if native
seakers called informants, can be found, any language
could be studied.
Currently, a course is offered in the language of the
Lakota Sioux. The class is directed bv three students and
two Sioux informants. Hayes serves as an advisor.
Smith Hall is sponsoring a
1 95 0,f.-style rlbf.ee Saturday
from 9 to 1? p.m. in the
Nebraska Union Ballroom.
Arjmhsion is 7b cents. All
receipts if I go to help an
orphanage in South Vietnam.
Un! IDs vV-'M be required
it the ('jrJr.
There will be a film, slides
and discussion on the 1973
Lincoln Walk foi Development
today at 1 p.m. in the Union.
Visually impaired students
at the University would like
readers' help two hours each
For information about
contact the Student Volunteer
Bureau, 200 Nebraska Union.
by Mary Voboril
How much information can a University
Health Center (UHC) physician release to a
Campus Security officer?
Until this week, no one really knew. But
with the release of guidelines that have the
approval of Gail Gade, UNL Campus
Security director, and Dr. Sam Fuenning,
UHC medical director, students can get a
clearer picture of what information is
privileged and what is not.
Although the five guidelines are intended
to govern the relationship between UHC and
Campus Security "with principle emphasis
on co nf identiality8tand sharing of
information," they also apply to all Lincoln
The first guideline provides for
maintaining the private relationship between
a doctor and his patient, unless state law
demands release of certain information.
The second guideline lists circumstances
in which UHC must, by law, release
-Cases of infectious and contagious
disease must be reported to the State
Depar tment of Health.
An injury connected with a criminal
offense must be reported to Campus
Security. The guideline says the individual
physician will determine circumstances
surrounding the injury.
"In general, this requirement does not
apply to cases of intoxication, drug abuse
and attempted suicide," the guideline states.
"Certain birth defects and all deaths
must be reported to the Department of
Health. The guideline does not name which
birth defects. Apparently UHC would be
able to report birth defects only if the
students came in for treatment.
If police Officer's suspect an injury has
resulted from a crime, UHC will be
informed. If a UHC physician then
determines that a patient's injuries match
the police description, he will report
appropriate medical information to police.
The guideline does not say what
constitutes "appropriate medical
information," but does say ail other
guidelines are applicable.
The third guideline says a police officer
does not assume a confidential relationship
when transporting a student to UHC.
"Whatever information (the police officer)
observes or obtains may be released to local
police officers without authorization from
the patient," the guideline states.
Campus Security, the fourth guideline
says, may receive th following additional
information and assistance from UHC
-Admissions, release times and dates of a
patient may be released without providinq
medical reasons for hospitalization.
-Patients under arrest when brought by a
police officer to UHC will not be released
from the hospital until Campus Security is
-Patients under arrest and in need of
medical attention may be taken to a local
hospital for treatment if the police officer
determines the patient is a threat to UHC
The final guideline says any UHC patient
who voluntarily wants to release his medical
records to Campus Security or any other
agency or individual may sign an
authorization release from UHC staff.
Ken Bader, vice chancellor for student
affairs, requested guidelines be drawn after
Fuenning had asked for Universitv policy
concerning the Campus Security-UHC
Ely Meyerson, student affairs dean of
administration, was responsible for writing
the guidelines. He worked with Gade and
Fuenning. The final draft was approved
without revision by a university attorney.
Students interested in being
a University representative to
the,, high school should attend
a meeting at 4:30 p.m., today
in the Union.
Auditions for the next
University theatre production,
The Memorandum, will be held
Sunday, 7-10 p.m., and
Tuesday, 7-10 p.m.
Editor-in-Chief: Tom Lansworth. Managing Editor: Cheryl Westcott.
News Editor: Michael (O.J.) Nelson.
Staff writers: Tim Anderson, Peter Anderson, Steve Arvanette, H.J.
Cummins, Ken Kirk, Dave Madsen, Dennis Onnen, Jane Owens, Robert
Pilus, Sara Schwieder, Nancy Stohs, Ruth Ulrich, Mary Voboril, Adella
K. Wacker. Entertainment writers: Bart Backer, Carolyn Hull, Larry
Kubert. Photographer: Dan Ladely. Sports writers: Kim Ball, Andy
Riggs. News Assistant: Mary Holdt. Copy Editors: Randy Beam, Chris
Harper, Bob Shanahan, Nancy Wilt. Dispatch: Larry Grill. Staff Artist:
Greg Scott, Columnists. John Vihstadt, Bob Russell, Shelly Kalkowski.
Business Coordinator: Jerri Haussler. Advertising Manager: Bill
Carver. Receptionist: Kathy Cook. Advertising representatives: Jerr
Adan, Terri Adrian, Robert Flood, Vicki Bagrowski, Larry Swanson,
Mitch Mohanna, Craig McWilliams. Advertising artist: Sarah Start!
Subscriptions: John McNeil. Circulation Staff: Jim Sheridan, Charlie
Johnson, Jim Hallberg.
Copyright 1973, The Daily PueDraSKan. Material may be reprinted
without permission if attributed to the Daily Nebraskan, excepting
material covered by another copyright.
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Address: The Daily Nebraskan34 Nebraska Union14th & R
StreetsLincoln, Nebr. 68508. Telephone: 4024722588.
Division will be inter
viewing applicants for
positions as Vacation
Guides this week in
Guides are employed
from June through
August to work u
information centers at
rest areas along the
for Vacation Guides
are consistant with
other student employment
Please call Cheryl
Williams, 477 8984,
Nebraska Travel Division,
for interview appointment.
It is time for us all to work together for our rights.
If your landlord is hassling you and you want to do
something about if, call the ASUN office 12-4 p.m.
daily and help with a telephone survey. The secretary
will ask you some of the following questions; amount
of rent, landlord name, condition of house or apartment,
terms of the lease, and amount of the damage deposit.
The results of this survey will help us to investigate the
unfair rent practices reported in this community.
472-2581 or 472-2593
thursday, march 15, 1973
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