UF – Professional Reading Exceptions

  • Applies to:  All UF Health Science Center Research
  • Effective date:  09/10/10

“Reading Exception” refers to a request to waive the professional reading/interpretation normally done by the department in which the service is performed. Reading exceptions are only allowed for research study-paid services. Reading exceptions are NOT allowed for any standard of care service, where the results must be a part of the participant’s clinical medical record. If a study will involve a reading exception, the Principal Investigator is responsible for:

  • Notifying the Office of Clinical Research via the billing plan and submission packet.
  • Notifying the IRB through appropriate ICF language.
  • Following individual service department procedures/processes to promote proper billing procedures.

For more information, see COM Research Professional Reading and Interpretations Policy.