Confidentiality of Records
The confidentiality of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse client
records or any other records of clients maintained by Christian
Counseling Center is protected by federal law. Christian Counseling
Center personnel may not say to a person outside the program that
a client attends the program, or disclose any information identifying
a patient as an alcohol or drug abuser, unless one or more of
the following is true:
- The patient consents in writing.
- The disclosure is allowed by a court order.
- The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical
emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit or program
evaluation, including approved peer and utilization reviews of
client records and the sharing of verbal information with agencies
that Christian Counseling Center has working agreements with
to ensure continuity of care and/or provided emergency services.
Violation of this federal law by any program is a crime. Suspected
violations may be reported to appropriate authorities.
Federal law does not protect any information about a crime committed
by a client either at the program or against any personal who
works for the program, or about any threat to commit such a crime.
Federal law does not protect any information about suspected child
abuse or neglect from being reported under state law to appropriate
state or local authorities.
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