162 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 1, § 005 - Confidentiality

Current through May 17, 2022

All records and information regarding foster children, their parents or relatives and their foster care situations in the possession of the Office or local boards shall be deemed confidential. Unauthorized disclosure of such confidential records and information or any violation of confidentiality shall be a Class III Misdemeanor. Employees, Advisory Committee members, and local board members are required to adequately protect confidential materials from improper access and disclosure.

Newly hired staff, newly appointed Advisory Committee members who do not have a form on file, and prospective local board members shall sign an agreement regarding confidentiality. This agreement shall include, but not be limited to:

A statement to the effect that confidentiality rules apply equally to verbal, written, and electronic communication. Agreement to adequately secure and protect confidential materials from unauthorized access while in their personal possession. Agreement to return all confidential information in a timely manner. Agreement to not disclose any information obtained from participation in local board meetings, case meetings, court hearings, facility visits, and/or any other duties performed on behalf of the FCRO, except as required to fulfill assigned duties. Agreement not to use any information or data for personal or monetary advantage.

Notes

162 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 1, § 005

Annotation:

See Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-1310.

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