The University of California is proposing an interim policy on Responding to Immigration Enforcement Issues Involving Patients in UC Health Facilities, which applies to health facilities as defined in California Health and Safety Code section 1250, clinics as defined in California Health and Safety Code sections 1200 and 1200.1, and substance abuse treatment facilities operated by the University. The interim policy can be found in PDF form – Responding to Immigration Enforcement Issues Involving Patients in UC Health Facilities.

The University’s medical centers treat all patients who require our services without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship or other protected characteristics. In keeping with the mission of the University of California, we recognize and understand that our ability to fulfill our public health responsibilities depends on the ability of patients to trust their providers. Our UC medical centers remain committed to these responsibilities and will vigorously enforce University nondiscrimination and privacy policies and standards of professional conduct.

Employees covered by this policy who wish to provide comments on the proposed revisions may submit them to [email protected] by June 6, 2019.