Policies and Procedures

UC San Diego Health uses a variety of policies and procedures to outline rules and standards, remain compliant with government regulations, provide the best patient care possible, and create a safe work environment for staff. All workforce members are trained to be knowledgeable and aware of the different policies and procedures that involve their everyday work and the entire organization. 


UC Office of the President, Presidential Policies: Presidential Policies address all operations of the University of California to assure adherence to the Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct. Presidential Policies ensure compliance with applicable Federal, and State laws and regulations, Board of Regents' Bylaws, and Standing Orders. These policies endure from one presidential administration to the next.

Academic Personnel Manual (APM): APMs pertain to the employment relationship between an academic appointee and the University of California. APMs are developed implemented and managed by Academic personnel and programs. 

Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM): PPMs are the primary reference guide for campus operating policies and procedures and apply to academic, administrative, research, and service units. PPMs contain information on implementing APMs.

UC San Diego Health Policies (UCSDHPs): UCSDHPs are specific to UC San Diego Health and Health Sciences' operations and apply to all UC San Diego Health and Health Sciences' facilities. 

Departmental Policies & Procedures (DPPs): DPPs, also known as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), are processes that are set up by and specific to a department. DPPs follow the standards outlined by UCSDHPs and UC Office of the President, Presidential Policies.