Residency

Tip of the week: Check your liability before releasing information

Residency Program Insider, September 11, 2012

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Typically, when an organization requests information about a former resident, the organization must include a form called a “Release of Information.” Read these releases very carefully. Some will protect only the organization that is making the request from liability, not the entity (your institution) supplying the information. If the release is not worded correctly, you could be held liable for the information given out about the resident. If the release does not protect you, call the organization that sent it and ask them to send a new release.

This week’s tip is from The Graduate Medical Education Committee Handbook by Vicki Hamm and Christine Redovan, MBA.



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