10A NCAC 69 .0202          OWNERSHIP OF RECORDS

(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 an order of the court.

(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 Social Services, and state and federal statutes and regulations.


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

Eff. October 1, 1981.