Reporting Misconduct

How to Make a Report of Sexual Harassment and Notice of Nondiscrimination

University of California Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of California and UCLA 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). UCLA 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.  

UCLA Health:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact the Office of the Patient Experience at 310-267-9113.

See Nondiscrimination Statement

For Patients

If you have experienced sexual misconduct or felt uncomfortable about an encounter with a UCLA Health provider, please contact the Title IX office at 310-206-3417 or submit an online report.

We are committed to the safe, supportive and respectful environment our patients and staff expect and deserve. If you would like to share general feedback about your experience at UCLA Health, please submit feedback here.

Chaperones for sensitive exams and procedures

At UCLA Health, we know some medical exams and procedures are more sensitive than others. We want you to be comfortable during all exams and procedures. 

We have trained chaperones to help make sure sensitive exams and procedures are done in a safe, comfortable and professional way. 

If you ever feel uneasy or you need more information about what will happen during your exam, please ask us. We are here to help.

For UCLA Students

UCLA provides resources to current students who want to report sexual misconduct or seek help for themselves or others.

If you have experienced sexual violence, sexual assault or sexual harassment, please contact the Title IX office at 310-206-3417 or submit an online report.


For UCLA Workforce

UCLA provides resources to faculty and staff who want to report sexual misconduct or seek help for themselves or others.

As an institution, we are all responsible for creating and maintaining the safe, supportive and respectful environment our patients and colleagues expect and deserve. All members of the UCLA community are urged to immediately report information regarding possible sexual misconduct directly to the Title IX office or anonymously to the compliance hotline. For more information about your responsibility to report sexual misconduct as a member of the UC community, click here.

Title IX:

Compliance Hotline: 800-403-4744


How to Report Sexual Harassment

If you have experienced sexual harassment please report it. To speak with a Title IX officer, please call (310) 206-3417. You may also submit an online report here sexualharassment.ucla.edu/

The UCLA 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:

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. See additional reporting options available to you below.


To Provide General Feedback about your Patient Care Experience

UCLA Health is interested in hearing about your overall care experience. To provide general feedback about your visit or experience with a UCLA Health provider, or to communicate any complaint about unprofessional conduct, please submit feedback here or visit uclahealth.org/Patient-Experience/contact-us

To Obtain Your Medical Records

You may obtain a copy of your medical records in person or by mail. For detailed instructions, visit the UCLA 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. If you need these services, contact (310) 267-8001 or visit uclahealth.org/Interpreters/.

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, UCLA 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 equity.ucla.edu/about-us/our-teams/title-ix/

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Additional methods to report sexual misconduct

The following University offices also accept reports of sexual misconduct:

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:

  • California Department of Consumer Affairs
    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)
  • Medical Board of California
    breeze.ca.gov/datamart/complaint.do?applicationId=1 (this site will allow you to file a complaint about any California-licensed physician or midwife)
  • 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: 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 hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html
    - File a complaint by phone: 800-368-1019, 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: cdph.ca.gov/programs/chcq/lcp/calhealthfind/Pages/Home.aspx 
    File a complaint by mail: Find the appropriate local office here cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/DistrictOffices.aspx 
    File a complaint by phone: Find the appropriate local office here 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: 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

Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
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 Download PDF Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act