3.3 Authority of the VPMA

Subject to applicable law, the Operations Manual, and the direction of the Board of Regents and the President, the VPMA shall have the authority and responsibility with respect to each of the following matters:

  1. Strategic planning of UI Health Care.
  2. Business plans of UI Health Care.
  3. Operating and/or capital budgets of UI Health Care, in conjunction with the University Treasurer.
  4. Oversee leadership personnel of UI Health Care.
  5. Oversee the research enterprises of UI Health Care, in conjunction with the UI Vice President for Research.
  6. Oversee the educational enterprises of UI Health Care, in conjunction with the UI Executive Vice President and Provost.
  7. Oversee the clinical enterprises of UI Health Care.
  8. Establish policies and procedures for UI Health Care consistent with this Operations Manual and applicable law.
  9. Advise the Board of Regents, UI President, other UI institutional officers, and other state officials, as appropriate, on statewide health care issues.
  10. Propose any amendment to this chapter of the University of Iowa Operations Manual.
  11. Approval of incurrence of indebtedness by UI Health Care in coordination with the chief financial officer for UI Health Care and the UI Treasurer.
  12. Development of payor strategy and execution of payor strategy for UI Health Care, including approval of all payor agreements.
  13. Approval of all shared service and purchased service agreements among UI Health Care units and with other University units.
  14. The transfer of assets between the UI Health Care components, with or without consideration and direct the transfer or sale of assets of the UI Health Care, in conjunction with the UI Treasurer and subject to any applicable contractual obligations, including bond covenants.
  15. Transfer, sale, or closure of any facility, department, or service from and to UI Health Care, with or without consideration, subject to any applicable contractual obligations, including bond covenants, in conjunction with the UI Treasurer.
  16. Material corporate transactions of UI Health Care.
  17. Serve as the principal liaison with University of Iowa Health System and its affiliated entities. 
  18. Serve as principal liaison with University of Iowa Health Alliance and its affiliated entities.
  19. Direct fundraising to address all aspects of private support for UI Health Care, including serving as the principal liaison for UI Health Care to the University of Iowa Foundation.
  20. Serve as the principal liaison to the University of Iowa.