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G.S. 143B-933 State statute

G.S.

G.S. 143B-932 State statute

Criminal record checks of employees, applicants for employment, and volunteers provided by the state Department of Justice to licensed residential child care facilities, licensed child care facilit

G.S. 143B-139.6 State statute

All privileged patient medical records in the possession of the state DHHS are confidential and are not subject to public disclosure under the state’s public records law (G.S. Ch. 132).

G.S. 108A-80 State statute

This is the general, overarching confidentiality law that applies to "any list of names or other information concerning persons applying for or receiving public assistance or social services t

G.S. 143B-168.14(a)(2) State statute

Local Smart Start partnerships must adopt policies comparable to those contained in the state’s public records and open meetings laws.

G.S. 7B-1413 State statute

This statute governs access to records by The state Child Fatality Prevention Team and community child protection or child fatality prevention teams and the relatively strict confidentiality rules

G.S. 8-53.13 State statute

Information that a nurse (1) obtains in the course of providing nursing services and (2) is necessary to providing those services is considered privileged information.

G.S. 108A-103(a) State statute

After completing an adult protective services investigation, the county social services department must notify the individual who reported the suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

G.S. 7B-700 State statute

Discovery authorized, subject to restrictions: DSS may share information relevant to an abuse, neglect, and dependency proceeding and participate in discovery, except that it is not authorized to d

G.S. 130A-45.8 State statute

Medical records compiled and maintained by public health authorities in connection with the admission, treatment, and discharge of individual patients are not public records.

G.S. 143-318.9 through G.S. 143-318.18 State statute

County social services boards are subject to the state’s open meetings law.

G.S. 143-518 State statute

Medical records compiled by emergency medical services (EMS) providers and the state DHHS in connection with the dispatch, response, treatment, or transport of individual patients or in connection

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0113 State regulation

All information received by a county DSS in connection with its investigation of reports involving suspected child abuse, neglect, or dependency are confidential pursuant to other laws. 

10A NCAC 69 .0102 State regulation

Provides that information from another entity or individual must be treated the same as DSS information.

10A N.C.A.C. 13B .5206 State regulation

Facilities providing psychiatric or substance abuse services must develop procedures to comply with the confidentiality requirements of G.S.

14B N.C.A.C. 11A .0302 State regulation

G.S.

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0106 State regulation

In conducting a child protective services investigation, the county social services department must exercise discretion in contacting collateral sources and disclosing information in order to prote

14B N.C.A.C. 11A .0301 State regulation

G.S.

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0908 State regulation

A county social services department must create a separate case record, or a separate section of an existing case record, containing information regarding adult protective services. 

10A N.C.A.C. 70F .0208 State regulation

Agencies that receive children for the purpose of placement in family foster homes, therapeutic foster homes, adoptive homes, and residential maternity homes shall develop and enforce a confidentia

10A N.C.A.C. 69 .0202 State regulation

(a) All client information in DSS agency records is property of the agency;
employees must protect and preserve the information as required by the regulations in Title 10A, Chapter 69

10A N.C.A.C. 71R .0405 State regulation

This regulation specifies what must be included in an application for services funded with Social Services Block Grant funding.

10A N.C.A.C. 5J .0201 State regulation

Except as otherwise provided by law, the state Division of Aging, area aging agencies, and providers who provide programs or services to senior citizens administered under the supervision of the st

10A N.C.A.C. 23H .0101 et seq. State regulation

A county social services department may disclose information concerning an individual who applies for or receives Medicaid

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0102 State regulation

Central Registry

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0503 State regulation

Requires DSS to provide certain information to the Division of Health Services Regulation:

10A N.C.A.C. 70E .0903 State regulation

When a county Department of Social Services places children in a foster home in a different county, the two county departments of social services shall agree in writing that the supervising county

10A N.C.A.C. 69 .0201 State regulation

This state regulation provides that whenever there is inconsistency between federal or state statutes or regulations specifically addressing confidentiality issues, the agency must comply with the

10A N.C.A.C. 67A .0103 State regulation

This regulation includes many requirements related to the physical space for DSS offices.

10A NCAC 69 .0306 State regulation

Allows the client to authorize a personal representative to exercise right of access on the client's behalf.
Requires that the client make the request in writing.

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0806 State regulation

Information submitted by county departments of social services to the adult protective services registry maintained by the state Division of Social Services is confidential. 

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0901 State regulation

Describes the information that must be included in a written report of an adult protective services evaluation. 

10A N.C.A.C. 70E .0902 State regulation

Licensed foster parent must agree to preserve the confidentiality of information received from a child placing agency regarding a foster child and to discuss that information only with appropriate

10A N.C.A.C. 69 .0102 State regulation

Information received by DSS from another agency or individual will be treated as information generated by DSS. The implication is that it will be subject to the same confidentiality protections.

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0105 State regulation

Addresses the process DSS must follow receiving reports of child abuse, neglect, or dependency.

10A NCAC 69 .0305 State regulation

See .304 subsection (b).

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0803 State regulation

A county social services department may disclose specific findings regarding an adult protective services investigation pursuant to a court order; with the consent of the disabled adult or disabled

10A N.C.A.C. 13F .1410 State regulation

Providing that residents in a special care unit for mental health disabilities shall have privacy rights set out in G.S. 131D-21(6) and G.S. 122C Article 3, Part 1.

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0107 State regulation

The county social services department must notify the district attorney and the appropriate local law enforcement agency if it finds evidence that a juvenile has been abused.

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0502 State regulation

If an adult protective services report has been received regarding a resident of a nursing, combination, or residential care facility, DSS is required to share certain information with the administ

10A N.C.A.C. 69 .0101 State regulation

G.S. 108A-80 requires DSS to keep social services and public assistance information confidential.

10A NCAC 69 .0304 State regulation

(a) The director or his/her delegated representative shall be present when the client reviews the record.

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0802 State regulation

Social services agencies must protect the confidentiality of persons who report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of disabled adults or provide information related to an agency’s investigat

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0906 State regulation

The county social services director must notify the district attorney when an adult protective services investigation finds evidence that a person has abused, neglected, or exploited a disabled adu

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0112 State regulation

This regulation requires DSS to maintain a case record for any child:
for whom protective services have been initiated or
who is in DSS custody.

10A N.C.A.C. 70F .0208 State regulation

Agencies that receive children for the purpose of placement in family foster homes, therapeutic foster homes, adoptive homes, and residential maternity homes shall develop and enforce a confidentia

10A NCAC 69 .0303 State regulation

(a) When the director or a delegated representative determines on the basis of the exceptions in Rule .0301 of this Subchapter to withhold information from the client record, this reason shall be d

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0801 State regulation

Collateral contacts with persons knowledgeable about a disabled adult's situation may be made without the adult or caretaker's consent when such contacts are necessary to complete a prote

10A N.C.A.C. 26B .0101 through .0304 State regulation

Regulations governing confidentiality of MH/DD/SA records. Prohibits the release or disclosure of confidential information except in accordance with G.S. 122C-51 through

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0109 State regulation

The social services department generally must notify a person who reports suspected child abuse or neglect whether the report has been accepted for investigation, whether the report has been referr

10A NCAC 69.0301(b) State regulation

The agency shall provide access as defined in Rule .0301 of this Subchapter as promptly as feasible but no more than five (5) working days after receipt of the request. 

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0806 State regulation

Information from the state’s adult protective services registry may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies to protect a disabled adult who needs protective services.

10A N.C.A.C. 70G .0507 State regulation

Foster care placing agencies must ensure that information about AIDS or related conditions is disclosed only in accordance with the communicable disease laws specified in G.S. 130A-143.
 

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0203 State regulation

Addresses how DSS must handle adult protective services reports alleging abuse, neglect, or exploitation by a social services board member, department of social services staff member, county commis

10A N.C.A.C. 70I .0305 State regulation

Residential child care facilities licensed by DHHS must adopt policies restricting the disclosure of confidential information.

10A N.C.A.C. 69 .0101 through 69 .0605 State regulation

The rules adopted by the state Social Services Commission pursuant to G.S.

10A N.C.A.C. 70A .0203 State regulation

Members of community child protection teams may share confidential information during an official meeting if the information is needed for the team to carry out its responsibilities.

10A NCAC 69 .0301 State regulation

(a) Confidentiality of information about himself or herself is the right of the client.

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0805 State regulation

A county social services department may disclose the written report of its investigation of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a disabled adult to federal, state, or local law enforcement

10A N.C.A.C. 27G .0206 State regulation

Mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse facilities and services must comply with the confidentiality requirements of G.S.

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0201 State regulation

Upon receiving a report of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of a disabled adult, DSS may immediately tell the District Attorney's office and local law enforcement agencies if  there i

10A N.C.A.C. 13P .1507 State regulation

Failure to comply with the confidentiality requirements of G.S. 143-518 (related to EMS medical and financial records) may be grounds for revoking EMS personnel credentials. 

10A NCAC 69 .0201 State regulation

Whenever there is inconsistency between federal or state statutes or regulations specifically addressing confidentiality issues, the agency shall abide by the statute or regulation which provides m

10A N.C.A.C. 26B .0202 State regulation

Provides if an area or state mental health facility obtains patient consent to release information, the form must specify what information is to be released and, if applicable, that the information

10A N.C.A.C. 71A .0907 State regulation

After completing an adult protective services investigation, the county social services department must notify the individual who reported the suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Sheppard v. Sheppard, 38 N.C. App. 712, 248 S.E.2d 871 (1978) State case

Addresses opening of adoption records.

State v. McGill, 141 N.C. App. 98 (2000) State case

A defendant charged with sexual abuse of a minor has a constitutional right of in camera review by the trial judge of all the records of the agency charged with investigating allegations of child a

State v. Martin, 195 N.C. App. 43, 671 S.E.2d 53 (2009) State case

Slip opinion. Addresses DSS's duty to share information with law enforcement officials. States that DSS is not a law enforcement official.

In re K.D., 178 N.C. App. 322, 631 S.E.2d 150 (2006) State case

Addressing assertion of psychologist-patient privilege on appeal in a neglect case. 
 

In re Greene, 152 N.C. App. 410, 568 S.E.2d 634 (2002) State case

Brief discussion upholding the trial court's exclusion from evidence of certain documentation in DSS records under G.S. 7B-2901.

Ritter v. Kimball, 67 N.C. App. 333, 313 S.E.2d 1 (1984) State case

In civil custody case, father sought DSS testimony and records related to alleged neglect. DSS argued that the information and records, including the identity of the reporter, were confidential.

In re N.C.L., 89 N.C. App. 79, 365 S.E.2d 213 (1988) State case

"The duty of a guardian ad litem in a juvenile case is to see that the child's interests and needs are being met.

In re Clayton, 159 N.C. App. 228, 582 S.E.2d 727 (2003) State case

Found not to be an abuse of discretion when judge failed to review confidential DSS information before denying a party's discovery request.

Wilkinson v. Riffel, 72 N.C. App. 220, 324 S.E.2d 31 (1985) State case

"We believe the placement of juveniles for adoption is relevant to a determination by the guardian ad litem as to whether the needs of the juveniles are being met. G.S.

Housecalls Home Health Care, Inc. v. State, 2011CVS2696 (Super. Ct. of N.C., Wake Co. Apr. 9, 2012) State case

Qualified protective order governing medical information and Medicaid records. 

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