10A NCAC 69 .0303          WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM THE CLIENT

(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 documented in the client record.

(b)  The director or a delegated representative must inform the client that information is being withheld, and upon which of the exceptions specified in Rule .0301 of this Subchapter the decision to withhold the information is based.  If confidential information originating from another agency is being withheld, the client shall be referred to that agency for access to the information.

(c)  When a delegated representative determines to withhold client information, the decision to withhold shall be reviewed by the supervisor of the person making the initial determination.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 108A‑80; 143B‑153;

Eff. October 1, 1981.