Protecting FWP Participant Personally Identifiable Information/Protected
Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP)
The confidentiality and privacy rights of former workers are
not only a legal requirement, they are crucial to establishing
and maintaining credibility with the former worker community.
All medical information that is collected as part of this program
is treated as confidential and is used only as allowed by the
Privacy Act of 1974. All FWP activities are conducted with the
approval of the Institutional Review Boards, or Human Subjects Committees,
of DOE and involved universities. All individuals sign an informed consent
and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
authorization prior to participation.