The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychiatrist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. Your privacy is very important to me. By choosing to not directly engage with insurance companies, I can assure you that your psychiatric records will never be part of an electronic medical record that is vulnerable to hackers. I can also work with you to choose medicines that are inexpensive and don't have to be submitted for insurance coverage, so that your psychiatric care is completely private and away from the prying eyes of insurance companies.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.