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Duke Privacy for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff of Duke University, including the School of Medicine (SOM) and the School of Nursing (SON), as well as the Duke University Health System (DUHS) have access to sensitive information needed to perform their job duties. Patient and personnel information from any source and in any form (e.g., paper record, talking, computers) is strictly confidential. A number of policies and procedures govern employee actions regarding management of this information at Duke including:

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Code of Conduct, Integrity in Action* (DUHS)

Compliance Policy

Compliance Reporting Policy

Confidentiality Agreement

Duke Breach of Protected Health Information/Patient Privacy Policy

Electronic Communication Policy*

Retention, Preservation and Destruction of Records (Records Retention Policy)*

Unauthorized Access of Medical Records*

DukeMobile App Privacy Policy

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Privacy Safeguards for All Forms of Patient Information Policy*



Resources specific to Duke University faculty can be found in the Duke University Faculty Handbook, including:

Arriving and Departing Faculty

Departing Faculty

Faculty Affairs, Confidentiality Policy

FERPA for faculty



Resources for faculty and staff travel:

Faculty/Staff Travel

Export Controls

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General Guidelines

Resources available to address general privacy and policy guidelines at Duke can be found within the following links:

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS):  Confidentiality and Privacy

Duke MyChart

Harassment Prevention, Non-Discrimination, and Title IX

Identity Management and Authentication

Identity Theft

Lost or Stolen Device

Mobile Device Security

Multi-Factor Authentication

North Carolina Ethics Law – Guidelines for Compliance

North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act of 2005

Notice of Privacy Practices

Privacy Policy for Summer College, Summer Academy, and Honors Institute (Continuing Studies)

Red Flags Rule

Duke Medicine Secure Systems Usage Memo

Security Breach Policy*

Social Media Policy*

Social Security Number Usage Policy (Duke University)