How to Make a Report of Sexual Harassment and Notice of Nondiscrimination
University of California Notice of Nondiscrimination
The University of California and UC Davis 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 Davis 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 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 at: https://www.ucop.edu/ethics-compliance-audit-services/index.html
Patients - How to Report Sexual Harassment:
If you have experienced sexual harassment please report it. To speak with someone in the Title IX Office, please call:
Title IX Officer:
Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program:
530-747-3866 Davis office
916-734-3417 Sacramento office
You may also submit an online report here: https://ocpweb.ucdavis.edu/svsh/public/report-form.cfm
The UC Davis 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 you are unsure if you want to file a report, we recommend contacting one of the following confidential resources first for advice and support:
UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE)
530-752-3299 Davis office
916-734-3799 Sacramento office
Other confidential resources off campus/in the local community:
These offices are not required to report instances of sexual harassment to the University.
The University reviews all reports of sexual harassment in accordance with the University’s Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and other applicable policies.
To Provide General Feedback about your Patient Care Experience:
UC Davis Health is interested in hearing about your overall care experience. To provide general feedback about your visit or experience with a UC Davis Health provider, or to communicate any complaint about unprofessional conduct, an option is to submit feedback here https://health.ucdavis.edu/patient_relations
To Obtain Your Medical Records:
You may obtain a copy of your medical records in person or by mail. For detailed instructions or questions, visit the UC Davis Health Medical Records site/page at https://health.ucdavis.edu/him/roi/roi_new.html
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.
If you need these services, you can start by contacting https://health.ucdavis.edu/interpreting_services.
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, UC Davis 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, visit: https://sexualviolence.ucdavis.edu/responsible-employees-0
The following University offices also accept reports of sexual misconduct:
UC Davis Police:
- Emergency: 9-1-1 or 916-734-2555
- 24-Hour Non-Emergency: 916-734-2555
If you would prefer to file a complaint with an outside agency instead of, or in addition to, a complaint with the University, you can file a civil rights complaint with any of the following:
- Medical Board of California: Go to "File a Complaint" at https://www.breeze.ca.gov/datamart/mainMenu.do;jsessionid=63OpX51g2aXGOwg8M8UFsTjxwxA_F0bMKNDadnAE.vo-4-6lz9k (this site will allow you to file a complaint about any California-licensed physician or midwife)
- California Department of Consumer Affairs: https://www.dca.ca.gov/consumers/complaints/consumer.shtml (this site will allow you to access the websites to file complaints about any health professional licensed in the State of California)
- 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: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf
- 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.
- File a complaint by phone: 1-800-368-1019 or 800-537-7697 (TDD)
- 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: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/chcq/lcp/calhealthfind/Pages/Home.aspx
- File a complaint by mail: Find the appropriate local office here https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/DistrictOffices.aspx
- File a complaint by phone: Find the appropriate local office here https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/DistrictOffices.aspx
- 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: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/
- 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) or California’s Relay Service at 711