*** HIGHEST PRIORITY *** March 10, 2003 TO: All Program Directors FROM: Rob Christopher, Executive Director of McGaw Sharon Dooley, M.D., Associate Dean for GME RE: HIPAA and clinical training sites cc: All Clinical Chairs We have just received an ultimatum by ACGME to have on file by April 14 HIPAA agreements with each and every clinical site we use for resident and fellow training. It is imperative that we receive from you a list of all clinical sites used for education in your program, including county health clinics, community clinics, and non-McGaw hospitals. Even if this is a very short experience like a one-week rotation, we need to know about it. Please understand that if we are unable to get these agreements by April 14, we will have to put a hold on residents or fellows rotating to sites for which there is no agreement. The ACGME has notified us that failure to comply will threaten accreditation of all our programs. Please respond immediately if possible with a list of sites and, ideally, the name and number of an administrative contact at that site. Even if you do not use any non-McGaw sites whatsoever, please respond. Even if you have a non-ACGME accredited program, please still respond. It will be easiest for us if you reply electronically to Beth Atkins, Rob Christopher’s secretary, at email@example.com Every day of delay at this stage undermines our ability to meet the deadline. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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