The legal authority to bind the UCLA Health, including its specific operating divisions, resides exclusively with the Board of Regents and the Officers of The Regents of the University of California in accordance with the University's Bylaws and Standing Order 100. Specific responsibility may be delegated in writing by the administrators in accordance with University policy.
Only those individuals who have been delegated the legal authority to negotiate and execute agreements by The Regents may sign contracts on behalf of the University.
UCLA managers and administrative officers should ensure that they have the appropriate delegated authority before signing or approving any contracts on behalf of the University, and before committing any University resources. See a list of the UCLA delegations of authority.
"The Regents of the University of California" is the legal entity for contracts with the University, UCLA, and UCLA Health. The Regents of the University of California is a corporation established under the Constitution of the State of California and is charged with the duty under Section 9 of Article IX of the Constitution of the State of California to administer the University as a public trust. The legal name of the corporation is "The Regents of the University of California." The Articles of Incorporation for the University can be found at the UCLA Tax Services website.
Neither the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center nor any of the other UCLA Health licensed healthcare facilities or clinics are separate legal entities. They are all owned and operated by The Regents of the University of California. Accordingly, the name of the contracting party in all UCLA Health contracts is The Regents of the University of California, followed by the specific operating division, as set forth in the following examples: