Tag Archives: HIPAA compliance and ethics

The Importance of HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA compliance is one of the biggest areas of question, concern and overall success of medical professionals. We can talk all day [...]

Fact of the Relationship

… Care must be taken to protect the confidentiality of not only the records and communications between therapist and patient, but the [...]

AIDS / HIV

… Therapists often ask whether or not confidentiality may or must be compromised when the therapist finds out that the patient has been [...]

Confidentiality and the Dangerous Patient

Although I have previously written about this topic on several occasions (see Archives), the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech in April [...]

Breach of Confidentiality – How Much Accountability and to Whom

… Confidentiality is the primary cornerstone of psychotherapy. Without the promise of confidentiality, patients and clients would be [...]

Breach Of Confidentiality? – No Revelation To Third Party

… What duty of confidentiality does a therapist or counselor have with respect to the use of the information gained during a counseling [...]

HIV / AIDS and Confidentiality

… Your client tells you that he has just tested positively for HIV/AIDS. Is this information entitled to the confidentiality that other [...]

Confidentiality

… While confidentiality is generally considered to be a cornerstone of psychotherapy, most mental health practitioners realize that [...]

Crimes and Confidentiality

In the December 2014 issue of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin I asked a series of questions related to past criminal acts committed by [...]

Duty to Warn

Media coverage of the March 2015 tragic airplane crash in the French Alps once again brought to the fore the related issues of a [...]