Off Campus Authorization

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) faculty, staff and residents who provide patient care at a location not owned or operated by OHSU must have express authorization by OHSU Risk Management in order for those services to be within the course and scope of their OHSU employment. The Off Campus Authorization Application constitutes express authorization and allows OHSU Risk Management to provide proof of liability insurance to off-campus locations.

What is the process?

  • Submit your OCA request online by selecting the appropriate application for your activity.
  • Your request will be evaluated by the Risk Management Department. High risk applications may be reviewed by the Off Campus Authorization Committee.

New OCA application process effective January 1, 2016

A new OCA system is in effect as of January 1, 2016. You may access historical information on the retired system.

If you are interested in learning about our new OCA system and process, contact us at .

OCA Applications

Domestic Activity

Use the Domestic application for any patient care activity taking place in the US or a US territory including Oregon. Completion of the Domestic application is the primary way Risk Management is able to provide proof of professional liability insurance. 

 To submit your application for a domestic activity, click here.

International Activity

Use the International application for any international travel in your capacity as an OHSU employee. Registration of your international travel is required whether or not your activities involve patient care. Completion of the application will include access to Travel Insurance documents. 

To submit your application for an international activity, click here.

Short Term Community Service

Use the Short Term Community Service Application for 1-2 day events e.g. health-fairs and fun runs.

To submit your application for a short term community service activity, click here.


The Telemedicine application is a shortened process for registering telemedicine activities. Many off-site locations require proof of liability insurance and registering a telemedicine site allows Risk Management to quickly respond to those requests.

All Telemedicine OCAs must be submitted by Telehealth Services. Please contact Christy Burton in Telehealth Services at 4-4319 for submission of any application for a telemedicine activity.

Proxy Submission

Domestic application