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§ 19-506. Confidentiality of information obtained while providing services

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 19. Security Guard Agencies and Security Guard Certification (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Miscellaneous Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 19-506
§ 19-506. Confidentiality of information obtained while providing services
Information obtained while providing services confidential
(a) A security guard agency may not divulge information obtained while providing services unless:
(1) directed by the client for whom the services are provided;
(2) authorized by subsection (b) of this section; or
(3) required by law.
Information about criminal offenses
(b) If, while providing services, a security guard agency obtains any information about a criminal offense, the agency may divulge the information to:
(1) a law enforcement officer;
(2) the Attorney General or a representative of the Attorney General; or
(3) a State's Attorney or a representative of a State's Attorney.
Information divulged to agency staff
(c) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, an individual who is employed by a security guard agency may not divulge to anyone other than to authorized staff of the agency any information that:
(1) was acquired by the employee or other agency staff while providing services for the agency; and
(2) relates to the assignment in which services are provided.
Information divulged upon direction of agency, request of Secretary
(d) An employee of a security guard agency may divulge information that is restricted under subsection (c) of this section:
(1) as directed by the security guard agency; or
(2) on a request made by the Secretary in the course of an investigation by the Secretary.

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Added by Acts 1996, c. 602, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1996.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 19-506, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 19-506
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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