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Confidentiality

01/08/13

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As a DSP, I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.

Furthermore, as a DSP, I will:

·         Seek information directly from those I support regarding their wishes in how, when and with whom privileged information should be shared.
·         Recognize that confidentiality agreements are subject to federal and state laws and regulations, as well as agency policies.
·         Recognize that it may be necessary to disclose confidential information in order to prevent serious or imminent harm to the person I support or others.
·         Seek out qualified guidance to help clarify situations where the correct course of action is unclear to me.