Privacy Notice & Code of Ethics 2017-11-16T20:27:45+00:00

Privacy Notice & Code of Ethics

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND/OR DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT Alicia Hinson, Our Deputy Director, at 843-884-5342 x222

Protected Health Information (PHI) is demographic and individually identifiable health information that will or may identify the client and relates to the client’s past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services.

OUR DUTIES TO YOU REGARDING PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION. This Notice of Privacy Practices describes Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. practices regarding the use of your Protected Health Information (PHI) and is provided to you as a requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

We are required to protect your PHI; to provide you with this Notice; to comply with the Privacy Practices as described in this Notice; and seek your acknowledgment of receipt of this Notice. Services will not be conditioned upon your signed Acknowledgement.

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. reserves the right to change the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices and to make new Notice provisions effective for the entire PHI that the Agency maintains by first: Posting the revised Notice in prominent locations throughout Windwood Family Services. Service sites; Making copies of the revised Notice available upon request; and Posting the revised Notice on the Windwood Family Services website www.windwoodfarm.org

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION. The following is a statement of your rights with respect to your PHI and a brief description of how you may exercise these rights.

1. You have the right to inspect and copy your health information. This means you may inspect and obtain a copy of your PHI that is contained in a “designated record set” for so long as we maintain the PHI. A designated record set contains medical and billing records and any other records that Windwood Family Services uses in making decisions about your health care. You may not however, inspect or copy the following records: psychotherapy and psycho-social notes; information compiled in reasonable anticipation of, or use in, a civil, criminal, or administrative action or proceeding, and certain PHI that is subject to laws that prohibit access to that PHI. Depending on the circumstances, a decision to deny access may be reviewable. In some circumstances, you may have the right to have this decision reviewed.

2. You have the right to request a restriction of your health information. This means you may ask us to restrict or limit the medical information we use and/or disclose for the purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations. Windwood Family Services is not required to agree to a restriction that you may request. We will notify you if we deny your request. If we do agree to the requested restriction, we may not use and/or disclose your PHI in violation of that restriction unless it is needed to provide emergency treatment. You may request a restriction by contacting your assigned case manager or therapist.

3. You have the right to request to receive confidential communications by alternative means or at alternative locations. We will accommodate reasonable requests. We may also condition this accommodation by asking you for an alternative address or other method of contact and, when appropriate, information as to how payment, if any, will be handled. We will not request an explanation from you as the basis for the request. Requests must be made in writing to your assigned case manager or therapist

4. You have the right to request amendments to your health information. This means you may request an amendment of PHI about you in a designated record set for as long as we maintain this information. In certain cases, we may deny your request for an amendment. If we deny your request, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement with our Privacy Officer and we may prepare a rebuttal to your statement and will provide you with a copy of this rebuttal. If you wish to amend your PHI, please contact your assigned case manager or therapist. Requests for amendment must be in writing.

5. You have the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your health information. You have the right to request an accounting of certain disclosures of your PHI made by Windwood Family Services.. This right applies to disclosures for purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care operations as described in this Privacy Notice. We are also not required to account for disclosures that you requested, disclosures that you agreed to by signing an authorization form, disclosures for directory or notification purposes, to family or friends involved in your care, or certain other disclosures we are permitted to make without your authorization. The request for an accounting must be made in writing to your assigned case manager or therapist.

6. You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices. You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Notice on the date that you first receive service from us. In emergency situations, we will provide the Notice as soon as possible. You may also obtain a copy of this Notice on our website, www.windwoodfarm.org.

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION OR COMPLAINT? If you have questions regarding your privacy rights, please contact Windwood Family Services. Privacy Officer. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint by contacting the Privacy Officer or the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint; no action will be taken against you or any change made to your treatment.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington DC 20201

Privacy Officer:
Alicia Hinson, Deputy Director, Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc., 4857 Windwood Farm Rd., Awendaw SC 29429

WHO WILL FOLLOW THIS NOTICE
This Notice describes our Organization’s practices and that of: Any health care professional authorized to enter information onto your medical record; All departments and units of Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.; and All employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers.

HOW WE MAY USE AND/OR DISCLOSE PHI ABOUT YOU

Treatment
We may use and/or disclose PHI about you to provide, coordinate, and manage your medical and mental health care and other related services. We may disclose PHI about you to doctors, nurses, and student interns, or other Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. personnel who are involved with the delivery of services provided to you. We may communicate with other medical, mental, and health care providers regarding your treatment, and the coordination and management of your health care. We may communicate and share your PHI with different Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. departments in order to provide, coordinate, and manage your treatment. We may use and/or disclose PHI about you when referring you to another medical and mental health care provider.

Payment
We may use and/or disclose PHI about you so that the treatment and services you receive may be billed to and may be collected from you, an insurance company, or a third party. For example, your insurance company may need to know about a treatment you are going to receive to obtain prior approval, or to determine whether your plan will cover the treatment. We may also share your medical information with the following: Billing departments; Collection departments or agencies; Insurance companies, health plans and their agents which provide you coverage; and Consumer reporting agencies (e.g., credit bureaus).

Health Care Operations
We may use and/or disclose your PHI for health care operations. Health care operations allow us to improve the quality of care that we provide and reduce health care costs. For example, health care operations include the following: To review and improve the quality, efficiency, treatment, services, and cost of care provided to you, and to evaluate the performance of staff providing services to you; To review and evaluate the skills, qualifications, and performance of health care providers taking care of you; To resolve grievances within our Agency; To conduct and arrange for medical review, legal services, auditing functions, including fraud and abuse detection, and compliance programs pursuant to applicable laws; We may disclose your PHI to other doctors, psychologists, student interns, and other Agency personnel for review and learning purposes; To cooperate with outside organizations that assess the quality of care we provide. These organizations might include government agencies or accrediting bodies such as the Joint Council on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (COA); and To cooperate with outside organizations that evaluate, certify, or license health care providers. For example, we may use and/or disclose your PHI so that one of our staff members may become certified as having expertise in a certain field.

Appointment Reminders
We may use and/or disclose your PHI to contact you regarding the scheduling of an appointment, to remind you of an appointment, and to send written notification of a scheduled appointment for treatment.

Treatment Alternatives
We may use and/or disclose your PHI to tell you about or recommend possible treatment options or alternatives that may be of interest to you.

Health-Related Benefits and Services
We may use and/or disclose your PHI to tell you about health-related benefits or services that may be of interest to you.

Fundraising Activities
We will not use and/or disclose your PHI in an effort to raise money for Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. and its operations; the disclosure will be made in accordance with HIPAA and PHI policies and procedures. We will protect your identity.

Research
Under certain circumstances, we may use and/or disclose your PHI for research purposes, but only under specific criteria. We will protect your identity.

Workers’ Compensation
We may release your PHI for workers’ compensation or similar programs, as authorized by state workers’ compensation laws and programs.

To Avert Serious Threat to Health or Safety
We may use and/or disclose your PHI consistent with applicable state and federal laws and standards of ethical conduct, if we, in good faith, believe that the disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to your health and safety, or that of a person, or the public; if the disclosure is made to a person or persons reasonably able to lessen or prevent the threat, including the target of the threat, or is necessary for law enforcement authorities to identify or apprehend an individual. Additionally, we may use and/or disclose your PHI when the disclosure relates to victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.

Public Health Activities
We may use and/or disclose your PHI when the use and/or disclosure are necessary for public health activities. For example, we may disclose your PHI if you have been exposed to a communicable disease or may otherwise be at risk of contracting or spreading a disease or condition. These activities generally include the following: To prevent or control disease, injury, or disability; To report births and deaths; To report child abuse or neglect; To report reactions to medications or problems with products; To notify people of recalls of products they may be using; To notify a person who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk of contracting or spreading a disease or condition; and to notify the appropriate government authority if we believe a client has been the victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. does not discriminate in the selection of staff or its clientele. We remain in compliance with the following:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits any discrimination due to race, color or national origin (45 CFR part 80) • Title V, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap (45 CFR part 84) • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability (28 CFR parts 35 & 36) • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (45 CFR parts 90 and 91)

We will strive to protect children in our care from abuse and maltreatment, experimentation, economic exploitation, malnutrition, and unsafe environments.

We will strive to utilize our professional skills toward helping each child obtain the permanence of a family life.

We will strive to obtain or provide the best therapeutic care available for children who are physically or mentally ill.

We will strive to provide every opportunity for children to learn and develop whatever talents they may possess.

We will accord children in our care full respect as individuals; the full rights guaranteed all citizens of the United States, while teaching them to respect the rights of others.

We will respect the uniqueness of each child’s personality, race, culture, and religion while attempting to instill a sense of self-worth, individuality, and the responsibilities as well as the privileges of citizenship.

We will serve only those children and families for whom our service is appropriate. We will involve each child and family to the fullest extent possible in planning for and implementing services.

We will strive to enhance the knowledge, competencies, and compassion of adults in our employ.

We will advocate for children to improve social conditions and develop resources beneficial to children and to the strengthening of American family life.

We will review our services regularly for relevance and effectiveness and will strive to provide appropriate childcare services to each child and family.

We will represent our services, fiscal affairs, and intentions honestly and openly.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Policy
Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. DBA Windwood Family Services does not discriminate against employees, clients, primary caregivers, or volunteers of their therapeutic, educational, residential, or community based programs or in our organizational activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited.

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. DBA Windwood Family Services takes workplace equality seriously and strives to provide an inclusive culture focused on our core tenets of serving patient and client needs, promoting safety, obtaining positive outcomes and long lasting results, and striving for open communication and integrity.

Windwood places a high value on promoting an inclusive and equitable workplace. By bringing diverse talent and perspectives together, we create an enriched workplace.

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. DBA Windwood Family Services complies with state and federal laws such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits any discrimination due to race, color or national origin (45 CFR part 80) • Title V, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap (45 CFR part 84) • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability (28 CFR parts 35 & 36) • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (45 CFR parts 90 and 91),

Purpose:
To establish uniform guidelines in order to promote a work and therapeutically sound environment at all Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc, DBA Windwood Family Services’ physical locations and off campus locations where our programs are administered in the community that is free of discrimination and harassment, and to affirm the organization’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of board of director members, volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and members of our community.

Scope:
This policy applies to our board of directors and advisory board members, staff, volunteers, applicants for employment, and third parties including visitors and community members.

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment, in its delivery of services to clients, and in its interactions with volunteers, vendors, supporters, and visitors to our programs.

Windwood prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any client, employee, applicant for employment, third party, or community member because of race; color; national or ethnic origin; age; religion; disability; sex; sexual orientation; gender; gender identity and expression; including a transgender identity; genetics; veteran status; and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law, herein called “protected categories.” The organization expects all employees, clients, and community members to join with and uphold this commitment.

Windwood seeks to maintain an internal system of audit and reporting that shall facilitate the identification and removal of inequities and deficiencies in its employment and those policies and practices that could preclude the fair and equal treatment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and all protected veterans.

Windwood also prohibits retaliation based on a protected activity, such as the filing of a complaint of discrimination or participation in the investigation of such a claim. Any witness, complainant or respondent involved in an investigation ought not to be retaliated against for their participation in the fact-finding process. All personnel at the exempt level who are responsible for hiring, promoting, and managing employees and/or organization wide programs are required to promptly escalate all potential violations of this policy to a member of the board of directors, their supervisor, or directly to our agency administrator Deborah D. McKelvey, MA at 843-991-0682 or through email to her at deborah.mckelvey@windwoodfarm.org

Unlawful discrimination has no place on our campus or at any location where Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. DBA Windwood Family Services provides services. Discrimination offends the organization’s core values, which include a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion. All Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. DBA Windwood Family Services board of directors, employees, interns, clients, volunteers, and community members are expected to join with and uphold this commitment.

Any member of the Windwood community has the right to raise concerns or make a complaint regarding discrimination under this policy without fear of retaliation. Any and all inquiries regarding the application of this statement and related policies may be referred to: Deborah D. McKelvey, MA Executive Director at 843-991-0681 at 4857 Windwood Farm Rd., Awendaw SC 29429 or through email at deborah.mckelvey@windwoodfarm.org

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted.

We implement a variety of security measures enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

For your convenience we may store your credit card information kept for more than 60 days in order to expedite future orders, and to automate the billing process.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders.

Third Party Disclosure: We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links: We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.
Google: Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act: CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
By emailing us @ callie.vanderbilt@windwoodfarm.org or deborah.mckelvey@windwoodfarm.org
By calling us @ 843-884-5342 x224

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via our website, and email:
Within 1 business day
Individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

South Carolina Code of Laws on the Internet

While every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the unannotated South Carolina Code available on the South Carolina General Assembly’s website, the unannotated South Carolina Code is not official, and the state agencies preparing this website and the General Assembly are not responsible for any errors or omissions which may occur in these files. Only the current published volumes of the South Carolina Code of Laws Annotated and any pertinent acts and joint resolutions contain the official version.

Title 30 – Public Record
FAMILY AND PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION PRIVACY PROTECTIO
SECTION 30-2-20. Privacy policies and procedures required of all state entities.

All state agencies, boards, commissions, institutions, departments, and other state entities, by whatever name known, must develop privacy policies and procedures to ensure that the collection of personal information pertaining to citizens of the State is limited to such personal information required by any such agency, board, commission, institution, department, or other state entity and necessary to fulfill a legitimate public purpose.

HISTORY: 2002 Act No. 225, Section 1.

SECTION 30-2-30. Definitions.

For purposes of this act, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Personal information” means information that identifies or describes an individual including, but not limited to, an individual’s photograph or digitized image, social security number, date of birth, driver’s identification number, name, home address, home telephone number, medical or disability information, education level, financial status, bank account numbers, account or identification number issued by or used, or both, by any federal or state governmental agency or private financial institution, employment history, height, weight, race, other physical details, signature, biometric identifiers, and any credit records or reports.

“Personal information” does not mean information about boating accidents, vehicular accidents, driving violations, boating violations, or driver status, or names and addresses from any registration documents filed with the Department of Revenue as a business address which also may be a personal address.

(2) “Legitimate public purpose” means a purpose or use which falls clearly within the statutory charge or mandates of an agency, board, commission, institution, department, or other state entity.

(3) “Commercial solicitation” means contact by telephone, mail, or electronic mail for the purpose of selling or marketing a consumer product or service. “Commercial solicitation” does not include contact by whatever means for the purpose of:

(a) offering membership in a credit union;

(b) notification of continuing education opportunities;

(c) selling or marketing banking, insurance, securities, or commodities services provided by an institution or entity defined in or required to comply with the Federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act, 113 Stat. 1338; or

(d) contacting persons for political purposes using information on file with state or local voter registration offices.

(4) “Medical information” includes, but is not limited to, blood samples and test results obtained and kept by the Department of Health and Environmental Control pursuant to Section 44-37-30.

HISTORY: 2002 Act No. 225, Section 1; 2003 Act No. 20, Section 1; 2003 Act No. 69, Section 3.II.

SECTION 30-2-40. Display of privacy policy on web site; access to personal information disclosure; criminal justice and judicial agency exception.

(A) Any state agency, board, commission, institution, department, or other state entity which hosts, supports, or provides a link to page or site accessible through the world wide web must clearly display its privacy policy and the name and telephone number of the agency, board, commission, institution, department, or other state entity person responsible for administration of the policy.

(B) Where personal information is authorized to be collected by an entity covered by this section, the entity must at the time of collection advise the citizen to whom the information pertains that the information is subject to public scrutiny or release.

(C) Subsection (B) does not apply to criminal justice or judicial agencies, or both.

HISTORY: 2002 Act No. 225, Section 1.

SECTION 30-2-50. Obtaining personal information from state agency for commercial solicitation; penalty.

(A) A person or private entity shall not knowingly obtain or use any personal information obtained from a state agency for commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State.

(B) Each state agency shall provide a notice to all requestors of records pursuant to this chapter and to all persons who obtain records pursuant to this chapter that obtaining or using public records for commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State is prohibited.

(C) All state agencies shall take reasonable measures to ensure that no person or private entity obtains or distributes personal information obtained from a public record for commercial solicitation.

(D) A person knowingly violating the provisions of subsection (A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not to exceed one year, or both.

(E) This chapter does not apply to a local governmental entity of a subdivision of this state or local government.

The General Assembly finds:

(1) The social security number can be used as a tool to perpetuate fraud against an individual and to acquire sensitive personal, financial, medical, and familial information, the release of which could cause great financial or personal harm to the individual. While the social security number was intended to be used solely for the administration of the federal Social Security System, over time this unique numeric identifier has been used extensively for identity verification purposes and other legitimate consensual purposes.

(2) Although there are legitimate reasons for state and local government entities to collect social security numbers and other personal identifying information from individuals, government entities should collect the information only for legitimate purposes or when required by law. An entity that provides employee benefits has a legitimate need to collect and use social security numbers and personal identifying information as part of its administration and provision of employee benefits programs.

(3) When state and local government entities possess social security numbers or other personal identifying information, the governments should minimize the instances this information is disseminated either internally within government or externally with the general public.

SECTION 30-2-310. Collection of and maintenance and disposition of records containing social security numbers by public agencies.

(A)(1) Except as provided in Sections 30-2-320 and 30-2-330 of this article, a public body, as defined in Section 30-1-10(B), may not:

(a) collect a social security number or any portion of it containing six digits or more from an individual unless authorized by law to do so or unless the collection of the social security number is otherwise imperative for the performance of that body’s duties and responsibilities as prescribed by law. Social security numbers collected by a public body must be relevant to the purpose for which collected and must not be collected until and unless the need for social security numbers has been clearly documented;

(b) fail, when collecting a social security number or portion of it containing six digits or more from an individual, to segregate that number on a separate page from the rest of the record, or as otherwise appropriate, so that the social security number may be easily redacted pursuant to a public records request;

(c) fail, when collecting a social security number or any portion of it containing six digits or more from an individual, to provide, at the time of or before the actual collection of the social security number by that public body, upon request of the individual, a statement of the purpose or purposes for which the social security number is being collected and used;

(d) use the social security number or a portion of it containing six digits or more for any purpose other than the purpose stated;

(e) intentionally communicate or otherwise make available to the general public an individual’s social security number or a portion of it containing six digits or more or other personal identifying information. “Personal identifying information”, as used in this section, has the same meaning as “personal identifying information” in Section 16-13-510, except that it does not include electronic identification names, including electronic mail addresses, or parent’s legal surname before marriage;

(f) intentionally print or imbed an individual’s social security number or a portion of it containing six digits or more on any card required for the individual to access government services;

(g) require an individual to transmit the individual’s social security number or a portion of it containing six digits or more over the Internet, unless the connection is secure or the social security number is encrypted;

(h) require an individual to use the individual’s social security number or a portion of it containing six digits or more to access an Internet web site, unless a password or unique personal identification number or other authentication device is also required to access the Internet web site; or

(i) print an individual’s social security number or a portion of it containing six digits or more on materials that are mailed to the individual, unless state or federal law requires the social security number be on the mailed document.

(2) An entity that collects and uses social security numbers or other personal identifying information as part of the maintenance and reporting of employment records or the administration or provision of employee benefits programs is exempt from the prohibitions in this subsection.

(B) Before a public body, as defined in Section 30-1-10(B), may transfer or dispose of information technology hardware or storage media owned or leased by it, all personal and confidential information must be removed and the hardware and storage media must be sanitized in accordance with standards and policies adopted by the State Budget and Control Board, Division of the State Chief Information Officer. The director or appropriate information technology manager of the public body owning or leasing the information technology hardware or storage media shall verify that all personal and confidential information is removed and the information technology hardware and storage media are sanitized in accordance with those standards and policies before the transfer or disposal occurs.

(C) When a public body disposes of a record that contains personal identifying information of an individual; the body shall modify, by shredding, erasing, or other means, the personal identifying information to make it unreadable or undecipherable.

(D) A public body is considered to comply with subsection (C) if it contracts with a person engaged in the business of disposing of records for the modification of personal identifying information on behalf of the body in accordance with subsection (C).

SECTION 30-2-320. Disclosure of social security numbers and identifying information.

Social security numbers and identifying information may be disclosed:

(1) to another governmental entity or its agents, employees, or contractors, if disclosure is necessary for the receiving entity to perform its duties and responsibilities, including a debt collected pursuant to the Setoff Debt Collection Act, Section 12-56-10, and the Governmental Enterprise Accounts Receivable Collections program, Section 12-4-580. The receiving governmental entity and its agents, employees, and contractors shall maintain the confidential and exempt status of those numbers;

(2) pursuant to a court order, warrant, or subpoena;

(3) for public health purposes;

(4) on certified copies of vital records issued by the director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control as the state registrar, pursuant to Section 44-63-30 and authorized officials pursuant to Section 44-63-40. The state registrar may disclose personal identifying information other than social security number on an uncertified vital record;

(5) on a recorded document in the official records of the county;

(6) on a document filed in the official records of the courts; and

(7) to an employer for employment verification or in the course of administration or provision of employee benefit programs, claims, and procedures related to employment including, but not limited to, termination from employment, retirement from employment, injuries suffered during the course of employment, and other such claims, benefits, and procedures.

HISTORY: 2008 Act No. 190, Section 3.B, eff December 31, 2008.

SECTION 30-2-330. Removal of social security numbers and other identifying information from official records filed by register of deeds or clerk of court or county.

(A) A person preparing or filing a document to be recorded or filed in the official records by the register of deeds or the clerk of court of a county may not include an individual’s social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords in that document, unless otherwise expressly required by law or court order or rule adopted by the state registrar on records of vital events. A loan closing instruction that requires the inclusion of an individual’s social security number on a document to be recorded is void. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars for each violation.

(B) Notwithstanding Section 30-1-30, or another provision of law, an individual or his attorney-in-fact or legal guardian may request that a register of deeds or clerk of court remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a publicly available Internet web site or a publicly available Internet web site used by a register of deeds or court to display public records by the register of deeds or clerk of court, the individual’s social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords contained in that official record. The request must be made in writing, legibly signed by the requester, and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person to the register of deeds or clerk of court. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords to be redacted. The register of deeds or clerk of court has no duty to inquire beyond the written request to verify the identity of an individual requesting redaction. A fee must not be charged for the redaction pursuant to the request.

(C) A register of deeds or clerk of court immediately and conspicuously shall post signs throughout his offices for public viewing and a notice on any Internet web site or remote electronic site made available by the register of deeds or clerk of court and used for the ordering or display of official records or images or copies of official records a notice, stating, in substantially similar form, the following:

“A person preparing or filing a document for recordation or filing in the official records may not include a social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords in the document, unless expressly required by law. An individual has a right to request a register of deeds or clerk of court to remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a publicly available Internet web site or on a publicly available Internet web site used by a register of deeds or clerk of court to display public records, any social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords contained in an official record. The request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission or in person, to the register of deeds or clerk of court. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security, driver’s license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code, or passwords to be redacted. There is no fee for the redaction pursuant to request.”

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
www.windwoodfarm.org
Awendaw, SC
29429
USA
deborah.mckelvey@windwoodfarm.org
Last Edited on 2014-12-29

POLICY/PROCEDURE

Title: Health and Wellness
Issued By: Administration
Date Issued: 7/1/06

Date Reviewed/Revised: 6-19-2013, 10/10/13, 9/25/14, 9/2/15, 9/14/16, 7/2/17

PURPOSE:

To ensure all residents shall possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food choices and enjoyable physical activity choices for a lifetime. To ensure employees act as role models for healthful eating and physical activity as a valuable part of life. Nutrition and wellness plans will be in accordance with United States Department of Agriculture, Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (PL#108-265) since Windwood Farm receives reimbursement from the Department of Agriculture’s program through the Department of Education School Nutrition Program.

POLICY:
Windwood Farm will establish a Wellness Team to develop and review nutrition and physical activity plans for the agency and ensure Compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

SCOPE: Residential Programs

PROCEDURE:

The agency will complete the ENRICH Assessment/Plan yearly to identify strengths and weaknesses in the program and to develop objectives and strategies for increasing physical activity and good nutrition.
A Wellness Team will be established to develop, implement and review nutrition and physical activity plans for the agency. This team will consist of, but not be limited to the Recreation Therapist, Nurse, Cook, and other volunteer employees.
NUTRITION:

A. Menus are developed by the cook and analyzed annually by the Registered Dietitian.

B. Menus for the school and breakfast and lunch program established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the S.C. Department of Education, Office of School Food Services and Nutrition.

C. Our agency encourages residents and staff to participate in the school meal program.

D. A Food Safety policy is maintained in regard to school food operations.

E. Food safety inspections are conducted at least twice per year by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

F. Vending machines will not be available to residents on the campus.

G. Fruits, vegetables, and water will be available to all residents at all times.

H. Nutrition classes will be conducted monthly to ensure education of all residents in regard to healthy eating at meals and to adopt healthy eating behaviors. Nutrition information will be posted for staff and residents.

I. Nutrition education is provided by the nurse to the families as needed or requested.

J. The cook, nurse, or designated staff meets with the residents monthly for input regarding menu selection and preparation.

K. Adequate space and time is provided for the residents during meal time. Meals are served at a reasonable hour.

L. Residents are given two selections of milk. If residents require specific milk, the milk will be provided for him if deemed appropriate by a physician. Drinking water is available at all times.

M. Nutritious snacks are provided to residents twice a day.

N. Foods that are available not only provide the optimal nutrition needed for growth, development, and academic achievement but also support the development of healthful eating behaviors.

O. Non-food or healthy rewards and incentives are used to encourage desirable behavior.

P. Dietitian is available on a consultative basis and completes and prepares quarterly Quality Assurance reports of Food Services.

Q. Nutritional information for school meals is available upon request.

R. Director of Child Nutrition attends annual training in accordance with USDA professional standards.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:

A. The agency offers physical activity incorporating individual and group activities, which are resident-centered and taught in a positive environment.

B. The Recreation Therapist completes a Fitness Assessment of all residents.

C. A Fitness Plan is developed for each resident with input from the resident.

D. The Fitness Plan identifies goals for each resident in regard to increasing physical fitness.

E. Fitness Education is provided to each resident on a monthly basis.

F. The Fitness Plan is evaluated periodically to identify progress of the resident and modify or develop new goals.

G. A variety of physical activity equipment is provided for the resident.

H. Physical education classes are held weekly to improve physical fitness of each resident, improve knowledge regarding opportunities and skills for activity, and therefore promote healthy physical activity as a life style. These classes are provided by Charleston County School District in compliance with their curriculum standards.

I. A variety of recreational activities are provided for the residents daily. Physical activities are planned so they will not conflict with other therapies. Residents are provided a recess period for activity during the school day.

J. Educational flyers are posted in each house monthly to promote physical activity for residents and employees.

K. Recreational outings are held off campus to expose the residents to a variety of recreational activities.

L. Staff are involved in physical activities with the residents as a way to model healthy behavior.

M. Physical activity is not used as a form of punishment.

WELLNESS PLAN:

A. Progress is noted on the ENRICH Wellness Plan.

B. An annual review of progress on the ENRICH Wellness Plan is conducted.

C. Action is taken to modify the plan or continue as developed.

D. A yearly report is prepared and submitted to the Board of Directors identifying progress toward the wellness policy and recommendations for any revisions to the policy as needed.

WINDWOOD FARM HOME FOR CHILDREN, INC.
Public Id: P878
Ms. Deborah D McKelvey , CEO
4857 Windwood Farm Rd.
Awendaw, SC 29429-5951

Status: The following financial information has been provided to the South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office by the above named organization. Below are figures for the organization’s fiscal year 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016.

$0
TOTAL REVENUE
$0
PROGRAM EXPENSES
$0
TOTAL EXPENSES
$0
NET ASSETS
$0
FUNDRAISER COSTS

According to the most recent 990 filed, our organization devoted 91.9 of its total expenses to program services during the year reported.

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