The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
This notice explains how your health information may be used and disclosed and how you can access this information. Please review it carefully. I am committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of your personal health information. I collect and record information regarding the services you receive from me in order to provide you with quality care and comply with legal requirements. This notice applies to all the records of your care generated by this practice and will describe your rights and my obligations regarding the use and disclosure of your health information. I am required by law to: Ensure that protected health information (“PHI”) that identifies you is kept private. Give you this notice of my legal duties and privacy practices with respect to health information. Follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect. I can change the terms of this notice, and such changes will apply to all information I have about you. Copies of the updated notice will be available upon request and on my website.