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The DC Code: § 7-702.06 Confidentiality of records and identities of residents.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
The program shall protect the confidentiality of the records (electronic or hard copy) of the residents and employees.
b
No information or records (electronic or hard copy) maintained by the program shall be disclosed to the public.
c
Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the program shall not disclose the identity of any complainant, resident involved in a complaint, witness, or representative of a resident, unless the complainant, resident, or representative of a resident authorizes the disclosure.
d
A court may order the disclosure of information made confidential under this chapter if it determines that the disclosure is necessary to enforce this chapter.
e
A communication between a resident and a person who has access under § 7-703.01 shall be confidential, unless the resident authorizes the release of the communication or unless disclosure is authorized under § 7-702.04(a)(1) or subsection (d) of this section.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-3516. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-321, in subsecs. (a) and (b), substituted "records (electronic or hard copy)" for "records"; in subsec. (c), substituted "Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the program" for "the program"; and added subsecs. (d) and (e). D.C. Law 19-171, in subsec. (c), validated a previously made technical correction. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-218, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-701.01. For history of Law 18-321, see notes under § 7-701.01. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 7-242. DC CODE § 7-702.06 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-218, § 206, 36 DCR 534; Mar. 12, 2011, D.C. Law 18-321, § 2(c), 57 DCR 12438; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 54(b), 59 DCR 6190.)