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Faculty and Staff Protocol

The protocol for Faculty and Staff

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  1. Faculty and staff, acting in their capacity as supervisors within a Faculty, Academic Department, or Residence, and/or Workplace Supervisors are responsible for cooperating with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office and/or the Intake Offices in the implementation of Accommodations and Interim Measures.
  2. Faculty and staff, who are health care providers, are required to maintain the confidentiality of patient information disclosed during a medical interaction (e.g. doctors, nurses) in accordance with their professional obligations.
  3. Members of the faculty and staff (with the exception of those identified above) who receive Disclosures must:
    1. Follow the Recognize, Respond, Refer guidelines for support;
    2. Maintain confidentiality within its limits;
      1. If the Limits of Confidentiality apply, discuss Limits with the person and immediately inform the SVPRO Consultant, or
      2. If it is unclear if the Limits of Confidentiality apply, contact the SVPRO Consultant, discussing the Disclosure without providing identifying information, unless the individual has given permission to do so, in order that the Consultant may assess whether the Limits to Confidentiality apply and appropriate next steps; and
    3. Liaise with the Consultant to ensure ongoing support, as needed.

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