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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)
The program shall protect the confidentiality of the records (electronic or hard copy) of the residents and employees.
No information or records (electronic or hard copy) maintained by the program shall be disclosed to the public.
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.
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.
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


(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.)