Oct 28, 2020  
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual 
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual

Medical Assistance Committee and Medical Appeal Panel


The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) supports the rights of students to receive equality of educational opportunities while fostering an environment that promotes education, research, service, cultural diversity and the growth and safety of all members of the university community. ULM utilizes the appropriateness of the Medical Assistance Committee and procedures to support the health and wellness of the university student community, in the event of a student who may be seriously interfering with this objective because of a mental or emotional condition.

The purpose of the committee is to focus on a caring and preventative approach through collaboration with faculty, staff and / or by utilizing university services, and other resources to support the students who are in need, stress, distress, or in a mental health crisis. The committee develops success plans for students that may include disability support, treatment requirements, and academic assistance as well as providing recommendations for medical withdrawals and other measures accordingly when the student’s behavior substantially disrupts normal university activities.

The Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) Office will appoint and maintain the committee member’s names.

The Medical Assistance Committee will consist of the following members:

  • Clinic Manager, ULM Student Health Center or designee (when available)
  • Director of the ULM Counseling Center or designee
  • Director of the ULM Student Success Center or designee
  • Director of Residential Life or designee
  • Director of the ULM Student Success Center or designee
  • Two (2) Mental Health Professionals from ULM Faculty or Staff
  • Two (2) faculty or staff members from Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pyschologist or designee of the School of Behaviorial and Social Sciences 
  • Dean of Students (nonvoting) or designee
  1. Quorum
    A quorum will consist of three (3) members or their designated representatives, with one member presiding as chairperson.
  2. Voting
    A simple majority vote of this panel will rule. The chairperson of this panel will not vote in proceedings unless a tie vote must be broken.
  3. Appeals
    The decision of this panel may be appealed to the Medical Appeal Panel.

For more information about the Medical Assistance Committee (MAC) policy and procedures, go online to: https://webservices.ulm.edu/policies/.

Medical Appeal Panel (MAP)

The Medical Appeal Panel is an appellate body hearing medical appeals, in a closed hearing, extending directly from decisions rendered by the Medical Assistance Committee.

  1. Composition
    This Panel is composed of four members—the Vice President for Student Affairs or his designated representative, the Vice President for Academic Affairs or his designated representative, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences or his designated representative under which the appealing student is presently registered according to the Registrar’s Office and one student representative selected by the President. The Vice President for Student Affairs shall serve as Chairperson for all hearings.
  2. Quorum
    The presence of three members, or their designated representatives, shall constitute a quorum.