General Policies & Procedures: Cab Voucher Policy
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Administration
Policy: Cab Voucher Policy
Original Approval: 2.06
Effective Date: 2.06
Approved by GMEC: 2.06
Revision Date: 3.5.12; 3.15.11; 2.2.07
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: Mira Jurich, Coordinator, GME UMMC-F; Judi Shurson, HCMC
University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview Cab Voucher Policy
In order to provide for the wellbeing of trainees, all residents and fellows who are rotating at the University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, but feel they are too impaired (or are identified by their peers as being impaired) to drive home safely will be able to return home using a cab voucher. The maximum voucher amount will be $35.00 per cab fare. Any additional cab fare will be the responsibility of the resident/fellow. The cab fare may be used to the trainee’s home or a closer location if the trainee so chooses.
Cab vouchers will be provided by University of Minnesota Medical Center -Fairview and distributed in the following way:
- Monday-Friday daytime hours: contact Social Work Services at University Campus: 612-273-3366. Riverside Campus: 612-273-6797.
- Evenings and weekends: contact the Administrative Supervisor @ University Campus pager: 612-899-9000. Riverside Campus pager: 612-613-8497.
If there are any problems or issues that arise as a result of this policy, please contact Fairview GME at 612-273-7482.
Hennepin County Medical Center Cab Voucher Policy
We are committed to educate faculty and residents to recognize the signs of fatigue, to prevent and counteract its potential negative effects. We recognize that a fatigued individual is often not able to recognize their own limitations.
In order to provide for the wellbeing of trainees, all residents and fellowsat Hennepin County Medical who feel they are too impaired (or are identified by their peers as being impaired) to drive home safely will have the opportunity to return home using a cab voucher. The maximum voucher amount will be $35.00 per post call date and any additional cab fare will be borne by the resident. The maximum reimbursement will be to the resident’s home or to a closer destination if the resident so chooses.
For resident that would like a cab ride after a call shift, they should call Yellow Cab directly at 312-788-8888 and tell them that this is a non-patient transport for account Hennepin County medical Center, Taxi MR# 612-873-3922 and give your name.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Cab Voucher Policy
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics provide one way cab vouchers to trainees who are too fatigued to safely drive home. Contact: site supervisor or site coordinator.
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System
The MVAHCS will reimburse trainees who are too fatigued to safely drive home. Contact: site supervisor or site coordinator.
Regions Hospital will provide a cab voucher to trainees who are too fatigued to safely drive home. Contact: site supervisor or site coordinator.