Frontline Initiative: DSPs Using the NADSP Code of Ethics

Tenet 4: Confidentiality

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Code of Ethics Tenet 4: Confidentiality:


As a DSP, I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.

Furthermore, as a DSP, I will:

  • Seek information directly from those I support regarding their wishes in how, when, and with whom privileged information should be shared.
  • Recognize that confidentiality agreements are subject to federal and state laws and regulations, as well as agency policies.
  • Recognize that it may be necessary to disclose confidential information in order to prevent serious or imminent harm to the person I support or others.
  • Seek out qualified guidance to help clarify situations where the correct course of action is unclear to me.

View and download the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Code of Ethics

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