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Division Policy 2.26

SUBJECT

Client’s rights to records

EFFECTIVE DATE

March 25, 2011

REVIEW DATE

January 18, 2013

EXPIRATION DATE

This policy will be reviewed and updated as needed

PURPOSE

Provide guidance to DBS staff regarding information that can be released to a client from their file.

AUTHORITY

CFR 34 361.38

POLICY

Within 10 business days of a client signing a DBS 017 Consent to Release Information form the Division will release all information either purchased by way of client services authorization or directly generated by DBS staff (i.e. plans, case notes). Such records may be subject to confidentiality by provision of law and may only be released under conditions established by the providing entity.  Without the consent of other agencies, only the name of the providing entity, its contact information and a simple description of the records obtained may be released. The Division will not charge for these services and will provide the material in the client’s chosen format.

Original signed by Joyce Hildreth, Director, on March 14, 2011.