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Resident Impairment and Substance Abuse



To maintain Illinois Masonic Medical Center as a drug-free workplace and to provide resident physicians with assistance and referral to a program when necessary.



All residents will adhere to the Advocate System policies relating to a drug free workplace and fitness for duty.


In keeping with the mandate of Advocate Health Systems, Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been established as a drugâ€'free workplace.  It also has an obligation to protect patients, associates and residents personally from the effects of substance abuse.  It is committed to a positive program of rehabilitation when a resident becomes impaired.

As an employed Associate of the Advocate Health System all residents are subject to the following policies:

Advocate System Policy # 90.013.007 Associate Fitness for Duty - Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Advocate System Policy # 90.013.029 Associate Fitness for Duty - Behavior
Advocate System Policy # 90.013.030 Employee Assistance Program

These policies will be reviewed with the resident at Orientation.

Approved by Education and Research Committee 06/20/01
Revised by Education and Research committee 06/07/06
Revised by Education and Research Committee 02/04/09

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