College of American Pathologists

Risk Management Committee


Updated September 19, 2013

Reports to: Board of Governors

Charge: The Risk Management Committee is the College’s principle body for advising and counseling the Board of Governors, councils, committees, and professional staff leadership on the relevance and efficacy of risk management across the CAP.

Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 1-2
Length of each meeting: 1½ days each
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday with one meeting per year on Friday and/or Saturday in Chicago

Location of meetings: Usually within 50 miles from airports, with at least one meeting in Chicago.

Number of conference calls: As needed (1 hour); usually 3-4 per year

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member and Chair: 2 hours/quarter

Additional travel or time commitments: None

Activities of Committee

  • Develop policy advice to identify, eliminate, mitigate or control risks to the CAP and the specialty.
  • Monitor activities of the Councils and Committees of the Board that are directly involved with managing risk and review their objectives and action plan as appropriate.
  • Evaluate specific issues referred to the RMC for risk assessment and determination of next steps.
  • Evaluate risk mitigation plans to ensure continued relevancy, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness.

Expertise or Experience Required

  • Typically, RMC is composed of Board Members with one or two ‘at large’ members; the Committee is chaired by a Board of Governors member.
  • Familiar with enterprise wide risk management principles
  • Familiar with the College’s enterprise strategy

Benefits to membership on this committee

  • Opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the bigger picture healthcare environment in which pathologists practice as well as the specific market in which the College operates
  • Interaction with colleagues to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities facing the specialty of pathology
  • Opportunity to collaborate with peers that share an interest in risk management

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • None

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