Section 357.6 - Confidentiality policy and procedures manual.

357.6 Confidentiality policy and procedures manual. The New York State Department of Social Services, local social services districts, and other authorized agencies shall disseminate to staff a policy and procedures manual establishing and describing:

(a) responsibilities of staff to safeguard information pursuant to statute, regulation and policy;

(b) procedures for properly informing clients of records collection, access, utilization and dissemination;

(c) policies and practices relating to the safeguarding of confidential information by the agency;

(d) procedures relating to employee access to information; and

(e) disciplinary actions for violations of confidentiality statutes, regulations and policies.

 

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