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DDS Confidentiality Statement

Thursday, August 12, 2010

As an employee, intern, volunteer or contractor assigned to the Department on Disability Services (DDS) you are allowed access to the records of clients, or operational business information (specific to the agency and/or its affiliated third parties). Information specific to clients or subjects from any source and in any form, including, but not limited to, paper records, oral communication, audio recording, electronic display, and research data files is strictly confidential.

Access to confidential clients/subjects information is permitted only on a need to know basis and limited to the minimum amount of confidential information necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the use, disclosure or request.

It is the policy of the DDS that all employees, interns, volunteers, and contractors respect and preserve privacy and confidentiality of clients/subjects information.