Sudden Death Policy

Date approved: 1-4-2000
Last update: 1-4-2000
Approved by: President
Oversight unit: PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE SERVICES
Subject category: Safety
Level: Admin Policy
Purpose

To respond appropriately to the sudden death of a student, faculty, or staff member of Northern Michigan University.

Applicability

All University employees, full time, part time, temporary, casual labor, students, visitors.

Description

If the death occurs on property owned or under the control of Northern Michigan University the Director of Public Safety is responsible for initiating an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, safeguarding and securing the scene, coordinating with appropriate medical and forensic services, and initiating appropriate notifications.

If the death occurs off campus, the Director of Public Safety is responsible for gathering all pertinent information surrounding the incident and initiating appropriate notifications.