Tag Archives: patient’s written authorization

Hugs and Other Touching

I have been asked for my opinion about hugging that may occur between a patient and a therapist or counselor. Is it proper? Is it [...]

The Risks Of Counseling / Therapy?

One of the most important elements, if not the most important element, of informed consent is the obligation to inform the patient of [...]

Confidentiality and Authorization Forms

… The general rule is that therapists and counselors do not release patient information unless required or permitted by law to do so or [...]

Confidentiality and Authorization Forms

… One of the public policy principles that the HIPAA regulations were influenced by was the public policy incorporated in one state’s [...]

Conflicting Requests

… Suppose that a patient has signed an authorization form allowing you to release confidential information to a third party, but after [...]

Exception

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