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6 Pa. Code § 15.103. Responsibilities of staff with access to confidential information.

§ 15.103. Responsibilities of staff with access to confidential information.

 (a)  The agency shall assure that staff with access to information contained, or to be contained, in a case record are fully aware of the confidentiality provisions of this chapter and of the local agency.

 (b)  A staff person who is authorized to have access to information contained, or to be contained, in a case record is required to take every possible step to safeguard the confidentiality of that information. This requirement extends to known information related to a case but not recorded in writing.

 (c)  A staff person who is to be authorized to have access to confidential information related to protective services cases shall sign a statement provided by the Department, assuring knowledge of applicable confidentiality requirements and the penalties for violating them.


   The provisions of this §  15.103 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (228921) to (228922).

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  15.12 (relating to administrative functions and responsibilities of area agencies on aging); 6 Pa. Code §  15.27 (relating to handling of completed reports); 6 Pa. Code §  15.81 (relating to rights of protective services clients); 6 Pa. Code §  15.95 (relating to case management); 6 Pa. Code §  15.104 (relating to penalties for violation of confidentiality requirements); and 6 Pa. Code §  15.112 (relating to uses of funding authorized by the act).

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