It is the policy of Life Changes, Inc. to ensure that the operations, activities, and affairs of the organization and its clients are kept confidential to the greatest possible extent. As a Life Changes, Inc. employee, volunteer, board member or outside contractor, you are responsible for complying with the agency confidentiality policy. During your tenure with Life Changes or as an outside contractor performing work in a Life Changes facility or office, confidential information you receive or overhear concerning Life Changes or its clients is not to be discussed with anyone (including family and friends), other than persons within Life Changes who have a need to know such information. In the event you obtain or overhear information about Life Changes or it’s clients, and you are not certain that the information is confidential, you must treat such information as confidential until you learn from an authorized source that it is not.
Life Changes, Inc. complies with the Federal HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act), in regard to confidentiality (42CFR, Parts 160-164). This act ensures a client right to confidentiality. Violation of this act will result in immediate removal as an employee, volunteer, board member or independent contractor of Life Changes, Inc. You are asked to sign this confidentiality agreement to acknowledge your awareness of, and willingness to abide by the confidentiality policy.