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55 Pa. Code § 3041.83. Confidentiality.

§ 3041.83. Confidentiality.

 (a)  The eligibility agency and its employees shall keep confidential the information in the family file and use that information only for purposes directly connected to the administration of their duties.

 (b)  Agents of the United States, the Commonwealth and the Department who are responsible for eligibility review, evaluation or audit functions shall have access to, and the right to the use and disclosure of, information on applicants or recipients of subsidized child care. This use and disclosure is confined to the agent’s responsibility to carry out review, evaluation or audit functions.

 (c)  Disclosure of information beyond the scope of review, evaluation or audit functions performed by the agents requires the parent’s or caretaker’s informed and written consent.

 (d)  Information in the family file may be disclosed to the local CAO when necessary to ensure that funds are authorized appropriately.

 (e)  The eligibility agency shall assure the confidentiality of an individual who files an appeal or complaint about a family’s receipt of subsidized child care for a child.

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