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Legal/Entrepreneur Unit

The Legal/Entrepreneur Unit of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo was established by the Management of the Hospital in September 2011. The Officials in the unit report to the Management of the Hospital.

However, because the concept of the Legal Unit in Teaching Hospital is somewhat novel, there arose the necessity to modify the schedule of duties in order to suit the already existing protocol and scheme of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo.

Thus, the functions and duties of the Legal Unit in the Hospital are numerous and cannot be over-emphasized but we will mention a few.

Objectives and functions

  • To serve as In-house Solicitors and Legal Advisers to the Management Board of the Hospital.
  • To interprete the provisions of the laws setting up the Hospital and its effects on the day to day running of the Hospital.
  • To advise the management of the Hospital on all relevant laws, decrees, and edicts that affect the operation of the Hospital.
  • To assist in setting up guidelines and procedures for registration of contractors that have applied to be registered with the hospital (a continuous exercise).
  • To liaise with relevant governments and agencies on matters that affect the hospital particularly in areas of taxes, customs and excise duties.etc
  • To liaise with ministerial and extra-ministerial departments/agencies (where such need arises) on all legislation affecting the activities of the Hospital (Federal Ministry of Justice, Internal Affairs, Finance, Employment, Labour and Productivity, Nigeria Custom Services, Federal Capital Development Authority, Federal Civil Services Commission, Public Complaints Commission).
  • To aid in the training and sensitization of medical staff on medico-legal issues in relation to liability to patients and third parties in the discharge of their duties.
  • To intervene on behalf of the Management and members of staff on legal matters involving third parties with a view to resolving same.
  • To bring to the notice of the Management and members of staff any legislation that relates to their educational and/or professional qualifications, functions and duties.
  • To conduct searches at the Lands Registry on matters that the hospital is interested in and also at the Corporate Affairs Commission on any company registered with the Hospital for the purposes of medical supplies or otherwise.
  • To attend pre-contract meetings (when necessary) with contractors/prospective contractors with a view to identifing the key clauses to be included in contract agreements.
  • Membership of the following committees: Transparency and Anti-corruption Monitoring Unit, Arbitration Committee, Procurement Planning Committee, Management Tenders Committee etc.
  • To draft and vet all legal documents and agreements in which the hospital is a party especially tenancy agreements entered into by the Hospital and monitor such agreements and deal with issues arising therefrom.
  • To advise the Chief Executive Officer on matters relating to staff condition of service vis-a-vis the existing labour laws in the country.
  • To attend court, judicial committee/ commission of inquiry or any such body on matters affecting the hospital.
  • To lecture staff both clinical and non-clinical on the legal aspects of medical practice and working in a hospital.
  • To perform any duty and participate in any matter assigned by the hospital.

    Barrister Daramola Oyindamola LLB, BL(HONS).
    Head, Legal Unit