Confidentiality is the preservation of privileged information. By necessity, personal and private information is disclosed in a professional working relationship. Part of what you learn is necessary to provide supports and services and build the community’s capacity to address FASD; other information is shared within the development of a helping, trusting relationship. Therefore, most information gained about clients, programs and agencies, and the Network through Society
membership is confidential.
It is the policy of the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society that board members, volunteers, and independent contractors of the Society will not disclose confidential information belonging to, or obtained through their affiliation with the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society to any person, including their relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, unless the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network has authorized disclosure. This policy is not intended to prevent disclosure where disclosure is required by law.
Board members, volunteers, and independent contractors are cautioned to demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, and care to avoid unauthorized or inadvertent disclosures of confidential information.
Failure to adhere to this policy may result in discipline, up to and including separation of membership with the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society.
I have read the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network policy on confidentiality presented above. I agree to abide by the requirements of the policy and inform the Society Co-Chairs if I believe any violation (unintentional or otherwise) of the policy has occurred. I understand that violation of this policy may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of my membership with the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society.