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      RS 40:563     


§563.  Procedures

A.  Each participating housing authority shall establish conditions, safeguards, and procedures for the ongoing disclosure of any information received under the authority of this Subpart.  These procedures shall be in writing and shall be available, upon request, to all applicants and participants.

B.  Each participating housing authority shall comply with the following measures to protect the confidentiality and unauthorized access or disclosure of wage record and unemployment compensation information:

(1)  Wage record and unemployment compensation information shall be used only to the extent necessary to assist in the valid administrative needs of the housing authority performing HUD related activity.

(2)  The information shall be stored in a place physically secure from access by unauthorized persons.

(3)  Information in electronic format shall be stored and processed in such a way that unauthorized persons cannot retrieve the information by means of computer, remote terminal, or other means.

(4)  Only authorized personnel shall be given access to on-line files that may be created by the participating housing authorities.

C.  No participating housing authority shall disclose any information provided under this Subpart except as follows:

(1)  Any information may be given to the individual who is the subject of the information.

(2)  Information about an individual may be given to an individual's attorney or other agent duly authorized by sworn affidavit if the information is needed in connection with a claim for HUD benefits or to respond to the housing authority's administrative findings.

(3)  The housing authority may release this information as permitted by state and federal law.

(4)  Any information may be given to HUD or another housing authority which administers programs covered under HUD, provided that each such housing authority agrees in writing to protect the confidentiality of such information in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Subsection.

Acts 1997, No. 1188, §1.

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