DUE PROCESS: REMEDIATION AND TERMINATION
Fellows are expected to abide by the Ethical Principles and state law. Questions
of unethical or illegal behavior by a fellow will lead to an immediate suspension
of clinical contact while the issues are investigated. Disciplinary or adverse actions
up to termination from fellowship will follow a confirmatory finding.
Fellows are also expected to produce work of sufficient quality and quantity to
complete the fellowship. If there are problems with productivity or quality of performance,
the Director will verbally advise the fellow about needed changes in performance.
Usually, this is sufficient to get the fellow back on course.
If the problem persists and remedial actions are required, the Fellowship Committee
convenes to review the expectations and ways to meet them, making sure that they
are reasonable and effective. The fellow would be informed verbally and in writing
of what is expected, and deadlines would be set in a plan of correction. At this
point, the fellow would be invited to respond in writing to the Fellowship Director
and the Director of Clinical Services. Those individuals would meet to determine
the next steps. Depending on the outcome of this meeting, the fellow might receive
a memorandum documenting the problems and warning him or her of the possibility
If all attempts to improve the fellow’s performance fail, then the fellow will receive
official notification of termination of their employment.