The Vice President for Medical Affairs and CCOM Dean (VPMA) shall be responsible for the business and affairs of UI Health Care, including establishing an integrated strategic direction to achieve UI Health Care’s mission, establishing an integrated budget, and overseeing the operations of UI Health Care. The VPMA shall report to the President of the University, except for those activities for which the VPMA is directly responsible to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, or Provost, as set forth in this Operations Manual and applicable law. “Board of Regents” as used in this chapter refers to the Board of Regents acting in their capacity as the governing board for the University of Iowa and as trustees for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (IC 262.7; BRPM 1.2). The VPMA shall be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational decisions made by the leaders in their areas of responsibility. The VPMA may authorize other agents of UI Health Care to take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the strategic direction and operations of UI Health Care.