Western University of Health Sciences Risk Management Western University of Health Sciences
Risk Management


Automobile Accidents 

I rented a vehicle and was involved in an accident. What do I do?

First, call 911 immediately from the scene. The responding police officer will obtain all party’s information and statements. Notify the car rental company and follow their instructions for returning the vehicle. Advise the car rental company that the vehicle was rented for University business and refer the company to University Risk Management at (909) 469-5452.

If the rental company requires you complete their company’s accident report, read carefully anything you are asked to sign and request copies of all documents. As soon as possible contact University Risk Management at (909) 469-5452.

Certificate of Insurance

What is a Certificate of Insurance?

A document signed by an insurance agent or company which outlines the types and limits of insurance carried by the Insured.

When does the University require a Certificate of Insurance?

Anytime an outside party (vendor) is:

  • Providing a type of good or service to the University
  • Performing any type of operation/work on University property
  • Doing any work on behalf of the University


What are the insurance requirements for vendors, contractors or service providers?


            Click here for vendor insurance requirements.

            Click here for a sample of a vendor’s Certificate of Insurance


How do I request a Certificate of Insurance for my college’s upcoming event?

When an outside party is requesting a certificate of insurance from the University complete the Certificate of Insurance Request Form . Submit the form to Risk Management via email or fax. Standard turn-around time is 3 to 5 business days.

Summons and Complaints, Subpoenas and Other Legal Documents

Someone is trying to serve a subpoena. What do I do?
Do not panic. Refer to the Summons, Complaints and Subpoenas Policy. You can only accept the subpoena if you are personally being named. Personally named refers to business that takes place between you as an individual and another person or entity, not related to the University. Do not accept the subpoena if you are named on behalf of the University. Only General Counsel may accept service of subpoenas and other legal documents (summons and complaints) on behalf of the University. Decline the acceptance and refer the process server to the Office of General Counsel. Notify General Counsel by calling extension 5465.

If the server insists on leaving the documents, you should indicate on a memoradum the date and time you accepted the service and hand-deliver the documents to General Counsel; do not inter-office. If General Counsel is not available contact the Office of Risk Management at extension 5452.