Confidentiality

&

Privacy

Confidentiality

Policy Statement

The Cochise Family Advocacy Center representatives will not discuss with the public any information or personal opinions gained as a result of participating in confidential CFAC business. A CFAC Confidentiality Agreement is signed by all staff, interns, volunteers and board members. Similarly, the the CFAC takes measures to ensure the privacy of board members, employees, clients, interns and volunteers. Private information will never be sold or given to outside companies, and files will be kept in a restricted access area. Access to files on board members, employees, clients, interns and volunteers will be limited to those who demonstrate a legitimate need to know and to situations where the law demands disclosure.

Protected Health Information and Client Privacy Policy

Policy Statement

CFAC team members may have access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Any PHI, whether oral, written, photographic, or electronic, will be maintained in a manner that ensures its privacy and security. PHI must be treated with respect and care by any team member who is authorized to have access to this information.

Team members who are authorized to use or disclose PHI also have the responsibility to safeguard access to such information and a responsibility to limit uses and disclosures to those that are allowed by permission, by authorization and/or by law.

The access must be appropriate to the team member's job responsibility. A breach is a violation of CFAC’s privacy or security policies and/or state or federal regulatory requirements resulting in the unauthorized or inappropriate use, disclosure or access of PHI. Any team member's behavior, that compromises a client's privacy or PHI, is covered by this policy.