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55 Pa. Code § 2070.25. Confidentiality.

§ 2070.25. Confidentiality.

 Under section 404 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. §  404), information that might identify applicants and clients is limited to the following:

   (1)  Providers shall give access to and allow the use and disclosure of information on applicants and clients to: Federal authorities, the Commonwealth, the Department, the county commissioners or county executive, and prime contractors or their authorized agents, if the information is necessary to carry out their required functions with respect to the administration of the Public Assistance Transportation Block Grant or the Public Assistance Program. Providers shall also give access to and allow the disclosure of information on applicants to proper authorities investigating the right of applicants and clients to receive assistance or investigating the amount of assistance received. Disclosures beyond this scope require the client’s written consent.

   (2)  Providers shall make available to a client or to the client’s authorized representative the contents of the client’s record under Chapter 105 (relating to safeguarding information).

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