Resident Physician House Staff Files Policy
DEPT: MEDICAL EDUCATION
POLICY #: 8240.04
To establish a protocol for house staff to review their own files.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital will allow residents to inspect their own evaluation files.
Availability of files. Residents may inspect their own files under supervision during the regular business hours of the Office of Medical, Surgical, and Radiological Education. Monthly rotation performance evaluations are available for residents to view online.
Former residents and residents currently in service or on authorized leave of absence may have access to their file. Applicants to the House Staff, designated agents or any other person are not permitted to see files.
A resident may inspect the following material from the file:
- application for residency
- wage or salary information
- notices of commendation, warning, or discipline
- authorization for deduction or withholding of pay
- fringe benefit information
- performance evaluations
Excluded from inspection:
- records relating to the investigation of possible criminal offenses
- material being developed for use in criminal, civil, or grievance procedures
- medical records
- letters of reference may be inspected by the resident at the discretion of the Program Director
Files may not be removed from the office of medical, surgical, or radiological education.
A counter-statement may be placed in the file if a resident disagrees with the material in the file.
COTTAGE HEALTH SYSTEM POLICY
RECOMMENDED BY: E. Wroblewski, M.D. (CMO) DATE: 11/14
ORIGINAL POLICY EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/92
APPROVED BY: E. Wroblewski, M.D. (CMO) DATE: 11/14
DATE REVISED: 3/00, 4/01, 5/07
DATE REVIEWED: 5/07, 5/12, 11/14