HMIS RELEASE OF INFORMATION
ICA staff, with the approval of the HMIS Advisory Board, updated the HMIS Release of Information (ROI) for agencies to use starting May 2019. With the inclusion of the Federal Partners, consent and data sharing is an important issue. Agencies are required to ensure clients know what data are being collected about them and be given the opportunity to make choices about what personal and program related information is shared in HMIS and with whom.
The ROI breaks the data collected into different levels as instructed by HUD. Agencies are required obtain client consent at each level. Clients have the right to refuse any level of shared data. As required by HUD, the ROI allows for clients to have more control over their own information.
Note regarding Verbal Consent: Agencies are required to have the HMIS ROI in the client file indicating verbal consent was obtained and reviewed with the client. Written consent must be obtained during the first in-person meeting with client.
*We make every effort to ensure this list is as accurate as possible. However, agencies can join the shared HMIS data at any time, thus please check here often for the most up to date information available.