Policy Manual


Client Access to Records      

Type: Policy                 Category: Service Delivery                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care employees and contractees

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Supporting References: 

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  5-1-1997  Board    5-1-1997
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
3.MEP.6 Client Access to Records Procedure

Policy:  It shall be the policy of Community Care that any client and/or legally responsible party is afforded the opportunity to examine and/or copy (whole or in part) their record. To ensure appropriate understanding by the client, this will be done under the supervision of a qualified provider who can interpret the material contained therein. The exception to this policy will be those rare instances when client access to their record is contraindicated from a clinical point of view. Under no circumstances will any client or legally responsible party be allowed access to information in their record that has been obtained from sources outside Community Care. In these cases, the client or legally responsible party will be referred to those outside sources to obtain that information.