We greatly respect your right to privacy especially regarding information you share about your disability. Safeguarding the privacy of your personal information is an ethical obligation to you which all members of our department take very seriously. We also believe you should fully understand the limitations of confidentiality in order for you to make an informed decision regarding what you disclose.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at Red River College Polytechnic provides confidential and voluntary services to current and prospective students. A student’s discussions with the Manager of DHHS is confidential. Information will not be shared with instructors or any person outside of Red River College Polytechnic without the student’s prior knowledge and written consent. However, there are limited circumstances where the law requires disclosure. These instances include child abuse, medical emergencies, and danger to public safety, or threats of violence or harm to oneself or others. It is also possible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services records to be subpoenaed by the court.
For the purpose of providing students with the best possible help and support, referrals may be made to other support resources within Red River College Polytechnic. In entering a relationship with Student Accessibility Services, the DHHS manager staff may pass along necessary information relevant only for referral purposes with Exam Accommodations, The Academic Success Centre and Assessment Services . The DHHS manager may also consult with their supervisor for the express purpose of assisting the student better. Referrals may also be made to external resources if additional supports may benefit the student. These referrals would be discussed with the student and made only with signed consent by the student.
This information will be reviewed at the first DHHS appointment.