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The Chesney Archives subscribes to professional standards adopted by the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and follows their Code of Ethics for protecting the privacy of all individuals with whom we interact, as well as the privacy of the individuals represented in our collections. Visit SAA’s website to read the Society of American Archivists’ Code of Ethics.
The holdings of the Medical Archives are subject to the Privacy Rule of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Maryland Health Code 4-302, and the Common Rule for Protection of Human Subjects. To apply for access to information protected by these laws, see Privacy Board and Institutional Review Boards.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restricts access to information contained in student records. While FERPA does not allow access to records of living students and alumni, some information in the student records of deceased individuals may be made available for research. To apply for access to collections that contain individually identifiable information of deceased students, submit the Application for Access to Personnel, Student, or Proprietary Records of Deceased Individuals, Form E.
The Chesney Archives is committed to protecting the privacy of your individual transactions with the staff including those done through the website. Please be aware that in some circumstances government or law enforcement personnel could assert a right to obtain this information.