For a number of reasons, onsite reviewers must be mindful in advancing a confidential relationship between
CAPRSS and the candidate organization. Organizations are rightfully concerned about their reputation. Nothing
about the process nor their accreditation status should be revealed until CAPRSS officially and publicly releases
that information. Also, any information leaks or early disclosure could severly alter and compromise the accrediting
and peer review process.
Confidentiality begins the moment you step foot on site. At the beginning of each meeting, observation, and
interview, everyone needs to be assured that what they say will be used only to evaluate the various components of
the program. In addition, all documents and process findings, as well as the final report are to be kept strictly
confidential. Please take precautions to protect and safeguard any notes, information, or files you have documented
in hard copy and especially on your laptop.
The final report is the sole property of CAPRSS. Copies and content from the report cannot be shared with anyone.
Hard and electronic copies of all reports sent to CAPRSS need to be completely secured and carefully monitored.
Similarly, Peer Review Team members can only discuss the site visit between themselves and with CAPRSS. Any
final accreditation suggestions or decisions must be kept confidential between team members and CAPRSS.
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