Records and Confidentiality

 

The Disability Resource Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga may utilize professional medical documentation in order to determine eligibility for accommodations. Documentation relating to disabilities will be regarded confidentially as defined by FERPA and the ADA-AA. Information about a student’s disability will not be shared unless there is a significant need to know within the context of support for the student from relevant university staff. Documentation received at the Disability Resource Center will be held on file for 5 years from the last active date of the file. Students requesting their documentation once on file at the DRC will be asked to confirm by signing a Release of Information form.

Any information disclosed, either in person or through documentation, about child abuse or sexual assault/interpersonal violence may be subject to mandatory reporting requirements, which means that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. To speak confidentially to a campus advocate prior to completing this form, please contact Survivor Advocacy Services by calling UTCPD at (423) 425-4357 and asking for the advocate on-call; this service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information about campus resources and reporting obligations, please visit: Sexual Misconduct.

Requesting Copies of Documentation

Students who wish to obtain copies of the documentation on file at the Disability Resource Center should 1) fill out and sign the Release of Information form available at the office (University Center 108), or through contacting drc@utc.edu via email, and 2) designate the recipient of the documents. The signed Release of Information form will be added to the student’s file.