The law protects the relationship between a client and a counselor, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without their permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure their safety.
Upon your initial appointment, you will review and sign our HIPAA form (part of the intake packet). You will have the opportunity to ask questions. The original copy will be retained for your record. You may request a copy for your records.