Consent Form and Confidentiality

Applicants/learners will be required to sign a consent form for the release and exchange of personal and confidential information. This information will be utilized during the application process to determine their eligibility for support services and/or to assist them in their educational programs. This form will consist of a checklist citing specific organizations/position titles with whom representatives of Accessibility Services are permitted to exchange confidential information. If someone is not listed, but contacts the Accessibility Services Office regarding the applicant/learner, the applicant/learner will be requested to amend the consent form to include that person, if desired. If not, no exchange of information will take place. Confidentiality is paramount.

Please note:

There are legal/ethical exceptions to an applicant's/learner's right to confidentiality including:
  1. reasonable suspicion that a person will harm another person or himself/herself
  2. reasonable suspicion of abuse/neglect of a child/children or a vulnerable adult
  3. a court order