69 .0502 - DISCLOSURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCH

69 .0502. DISCLOSURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCH

Client information may be disclosed without client consent to individuals approved by the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct studies of client records. The request to conduct a study shall be in writing and be approved based upon:

(1) an explanation of how the findings of the study may expand knowledge and improve professional practices;

(2) a description of how the study will be conducted and how the findings will be used;

(3) a description of the individual's credentials in the area of research;

(4) a description of how the individual will safeguard information; and

(5) a written assurance that no report will contain the names of individuals or any other information that makes individuals identifiable.

(Authority G.S. 108A-80; 143B-153; Eff. October 1, 1981. Readopted by North Carolina Register Volume 34, Issue 07, October 1, 2019 effective September 1, 2019.)

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