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4 Pa. Code § 255.4. UDCS: confidentiality and access to information.

§ 255.4. UDCS: confidentiality and access to information.

 (a)  Reports developed from the UDCS shall be made available to the SCA, the projects and the Council. In addition, summary reports shall be made available to the public.

 (b)  It is the policy of the Council that reliable researchers wishing to use the data base may obtain access by approval of the Council. All requests to use that data base will be reviewed on their individual merits by the Council.

 (c)  The Council will not enter names of clients or any other client-identifying information on any list or into any data processing system except as required by law. Instead, the Council will require and direct projects and coordinating bodies to randomly assign numbers to clients. These numbers will be entered on Client Forms in such a manner that record continuity and client confidentiality are maintained. One copy of these forms shall be sent to the Council.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  710.23 (relating to patient records).

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