Tag Archives: mental health patient confidentiality

Privilege and Confidentiality – A Deeper Look

In the September 2017 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I raised several questions regarding the related but different [...]

Insurance Company Records Request

It seems that requests by insurance companies or contractors for insurance companies for copies of client records is on the uptick. [...]

Confidentiality and Your Clients – Mistakes That Can Lead to a Lawsuit

The highest standard a healthcare practitioner can hold onto, other than administering the best level of care, is confidentiality and [...]

Parental Access to Records of Minor

… One area where I get repeated questions involves the right of parents to access the mental health records of their minor children. [...]

Exception

… What is the right of a therapist or counselor to communicate with other health care providers or facilities without the patient’s [...]

Confidentiality / Privilege – Death of the Patient

… I previously wrote about this topic, in a limited way, where I addressed the issue of the county coroner or medical examiner seeking [...]

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 [...]

Domestic Violence – Mandatory Reports(?)

… If one spouse, partner, or cohabitant intentionally strikes and injures the other, causing a physical injury, does the law in your [...]

The Fact Of The Relationship

… Confidentiality is the cornerstone of counseling and psychotherapy. Privilege is a concept related to confidentiality, but privilege [...]

Confidentiality

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

Confidentiality

What is the right of an individual participant in group therapy to confidentiality? Should (or must) practitioners ask group [...]

Communication With Other Health Professionals

… While much has been written about confidentiality over the years, I was recently reminded of the reality that many licensed mental [...]