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Confidentiality and Release of Information

Disability Resources and Services

The Disability Resources and Services Office is committed to ensuring all information regarding a student remains confidential as required or permitted by law. This information may include grades, biographical history, disability information, and case notes. No one has immediate access to student files in our office except authorized staff. Any information regarding a disability gained from medical or psychological evaluations shall be considered confidential and shall be shared with others within the institution on a need-to-know basis only.

Disability-related information is to be treated as medical information is treated. For example, university faculty and staff do not have a right or a need to access diagnostic or other information regarding a student's disability-related needs. A student may sign a written consent form giving our office permission to discuss the disability with faculty and staff, parents, coaches, and/or advisors who require further information. Information will not be released without consent unless it is required by federal or state law.

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