Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits the unlawful disclosure of information without written permission to do so. Information shared between a therapist and client is protected information.
Exceptions to this that must be reported to appropriate agencies include:
- Suspected child, dependent adult, or elder abuse
- Threatening harm to another person
- Threats of self-harm; we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in order to ensure their safety. If we are unable to do so additional measures can and will be taken.
- Other exceptions apply based on individual situations