For a number of reasons, peer reviewers must be mindful of the confidential relationship between CAPRSS and the applicant organization. Organizations are rightfully concerned about their reputation. Nothing about the process nor an organization’s accreditation status should be revealed by peer reviewers. Any information leaks or early disclosure could severely alter and compromise the accrediting and peer review process. CAPRSS will officially and publicly release information about accreditations.

Confidentiality begins the moment you begin to review documents and continues as 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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