Sometimes the best defense is a strong offense.

We empower medical professionals all across the state by hosting educational training and assessment programs on risk management. These programs help you avoid potential malpractice claims and run a smarter, more efficient practice. You may also qualify for premium discounts after completing one of these valuable courses.

New Physician Risk Management Program

Presented twice a year, the New Physician Risk Management Program features educational materials, a mock trial, and expert speakers from the South Carolina JUA, the PCF and other medical and legal professions. Key learning objectives are:

  • Common causes of medical malpractice
  • Prevention strategies to avoid medical malpractice
  • Communication with patients and risk management
  • Record management
  • Addressing adverse outcomes

The New Physician Risk Management Program is presented in collaboration with the South Carolina Hospital Association. Newly licensed physicians can obtain a 25% discount on their first-year premium (with a maximum discount of $2,000) for successfully completing this program. The course is certified for CME credit, and is offered at no cost to JUA insureds during their first year of practice.

Dental Risk Management Program

The New Dentist Risk Management Program is offered annually in collaboration with the South Carolina Dental Association. Hosted by the Medical University of South Carolina in their Charleston facility, the course features a comprehensive introduction to medical liability and risk management in a practice setting.

Healthcare Facility Risk Management Program

We work closely with the South Carolina Hospital Association to identify risk management issues for a variety of healthcare facilities. In this program, we provide educational and consultative risk management services to JUA-insured healthcare facilities. We review the following types of policies and procedures:

  • Documentation of medical records
  • Information flow
  • Appointment and scheduling procedures
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Electronic communications
  • Storage and distribution systems
  • Fire and safety

Successful completion of a thorough risk assessment via this program may make a JUA insured healthcare facility eligible for premium credits.

To schedule a meeting or discuss the JUA Healthcare Facility Risk Management program in more detail, please contact the JUA offices at 864.240.5449.