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Reporting Sexual Harassment and Misconduct at UC Riverside Health

University of California Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of California and UC Riverside Health are committed to the principle of treating each community member with respect and dignity. Across all of its locations, including clinical settings, the University prohibits discrimination and harassment (including sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment).

UC Riverside Health provides equal opportunities for all patients, applicants, employees, faculty, and students regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

For more information on the University’s commitment to integrity, accountability, and respect for all members of our community, please see the University’s Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct.

Other collected UC and UCR Non-Discrimination Policies.

How to Report Sexual Harassment

If you have experienced sexual harassment, please report it. Online reporting is encouraged, and may be done anonymously if you prefer, at File a Report of Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence | Title IX, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (ucr.edu).

To speak with a Title IX staff member, please contact the UCR Office of Title IX, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action directly:

The University reviews all reports of sexual harassment in accordance with the University’s Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and other applicable policies. The UC Riverside Title IX Office tries to protect people’s privacy, while also fulfilling its obligations to respond appropriately to all reports it receives. In some situations, certain laws and University policies may require disclosure of reports to others, such as other University officials, licensing boards, law enforcement, or other agencies. If a party is unsure whether they wish to file a report, we recommend contacting one of these confidential resources, both community partners, for advice and support:

Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center Hotline

  • CONTACT: Yovana Valerio (Institution Advocate)
  • PHONE: (951) 686-7273
  • EMAIL: yvalerio@rarcc.org

Alternatives to Domestic Violence

  • PHONE: (951) 683-0829 or
  • PHONE: (800) 339-SAFE (7233)

Additional Reporting Options for Patients

Patients have the option to report sexual violence to UC Riverside Police HERE.

Patients Can File A Civil Rights Complaint With Any Of The Following

Patients also have the option of reporting misconduct to outside agencies instead of, or in addition to, a complaint with the UCR Title IX.

Medical Board of California

This site will allow you to file a complaint about any California-licensed physician or midwife.

WEBSITE: Click Here

California Department of Consumer Affairs

This site will allow you to access the websites to file complaints about any health professional licensed in the State of California.

WEBSITE: Click Here

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights works to ensure equal access to education and through enforcement of civil right protections on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex discrimination, disability and age.

File a complaint ELECTRONICALLY:

File a complaint by PHONE:

  • (800) 368-1019
  • (800) 537-7697 (TDD)

File a complaint by MAIL:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, D.C. 20201.

DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html

California Department of Public Health’s Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ)

The CHCQ Licensing and Certification Program at the California Department of Public Health has regulatory oversight of licensed and certified health care facilities and of certain types of health care professionals. CHCQ also investigates consumer complaints against the facilities and professionals within its purview.

File a complaint ELECTRONICALLY:

File a complaint by MAIL:

File a complaint by PHONE:

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

DFEH will investigate a failure by an employer to comply with sexual harassment prevention training and education requirements, and incidents of discrimination in employment, businesses, and other services.

File a complaint ELECTRONICALLY:

File a complaint by MAIL:

  • 2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758

File a complaint by PHONE:

  • (800) 884-1684 (voice)
  • (800) 700-2320 (TTY)

California’s Relay Service at 711

Provide General Feedback About Your Patient Care Experience to UC Riverside Health

UCR Health is interested in hearing about your overall care experience.

To provide general feedback about your visit or experience with a UCR Health provider, or to communicate any complaint about unprofessional conduct, please submit feedback via email.

California Department of Public Health

To file a complaint with the California Department of Public Health, please contact them directly.

By MAIL:

  • Riverside District Office
  • 625 E. Carnegie Drive, Suite 280
  • San Bernardino, CA 92408

By PHONE:

  • (909) 388-7170

To Obtain Your Medical Records

You may obtain a copy of your medical records in person or by mail. For detailed instructions, visit the UCR Health Medical Records page.

For Language, Hearing, and Visual Access Assistance

We provide free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, like qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats).

We also provide free language services to people whose primary language is not English, like qualified interpreters and information written in other languages.

To request assistance, please contact UC Riverside Health by calling (844) 827-8000.

Reporting Obligations of UC Personnel

All University employees are responsible for creating and maintaining the safe, supportive, and respectful environment that our patients and colleagues expect and deserve.

Additionally, under some circumstances, UCR Health faculty and staff members are required by University policy to immediately report possible sexual harassment to the Title IX office.

Even those who are not subject to a mandate are urged to immediately report information regarding possible sexual harassment directly to the Title IX office or anonymously to the compliance hotline.

For more information about your responsibility to report sexual harassment as a member of the UC community, CLICK HERE.

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