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Randall C. Jenkins, Esq.


Coordinator of Insurance and Risk Claims and Litigation
University of Florida Health Science Center
jenkinsr@phhp.ufl.edu
HPNP, Room 4132

Randall Jenkins is a health care law attorney who is a Senior Associate Director of Patient Safety and Business Operations for the University of Florida Health Science Center Self-Insurance Program as well the recipient of the 2007, 2008 and 2010 excellence in teaching award as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Care Law and Ethics for the Department of Health Services, Research, Management and Policy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida.  Mr. Jenkins is a licensed member of the Florida Bar Association and focuses his practice areas to health care medical-legal risk management issues.  Mr. Jenkins previously worked as a medical malpractice trial attorney for the Marks Gray law firm in Jacksonville, Florida and as a hospital administrator as the Director of Professional Services (Patient Care Departments) for Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. In addition to his medical-legal insurance and litigation experience, Mr. Jenkins has also created a mock trial teaching experience that was a featured session at the 2007 annual meeting for the AUPHA’s (Association of University Programs in Health Administration) national conference focusing on new and effective teaching methodologies for educating healthcare leaders.  The mock trial experiential learning exercise allows others in the healthcare profession to learn the lessons of a medical malpractice lawsuit without having to endure the stress, uncertainty, expense and publicity of an actual lawsuit.  The mock trial experiential learning exercise was recently modified to specifically instruct hospital employees how a lawsuit scrutinizes their documentation and ability to follow hospital policies.  Randall Jenkins published in the August 2009 Journal of Critical Care Nursing an overview of how the malpractice lawsuit experiential learning activity operates to educate healthcare providers about a variety of legal issues facing the current healthcare industry.  Mr. Jenkins currently teaches a wide variety of courses such as Medical Malpractice, Public Health Law and Ethics, and The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration.  Mr. Jenkins is also involved with coordinating the UF&Shands mandatory mediation program as well an active leader in the formation and development of the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization.   

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