(a)  All client information contained in any records of the agency is the property of the agency, and employees of the agency shall protect and preserve such information from dissemination except as provided by the rules of this Subchapter.

(b)  Original client records may not be removed from the premises by individuals other than authorized staff of the agency, except by a court order.

(c)  The agency shall be allowed to destroy records in accordance with record retention schedules promulgated by the Division of Archives and History, rules of the Division of Medical Assistance, and state and federal statutes and regulations.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 108A-54; 108A-80; 42 C.F.R. 431.306;

Eff. September 1, 1984;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 21A .0404 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.