Your patient records are the property of Cassandra Herbert MSN, APRN/PMB-BC and shall be treated as confidential. To comply with state and federal laws regarding patient confidentiality, your records will not be released without properly executed written consent. Everything about your care will be held in strictest confidence (with the exception of those situations which we are required by law to report). If you choose to have a third party informed of your progress in counseling, it will be necessary to complete a “Release of Information Form” that will be kept on file.
The following circumstances are an exception to keeping confidentiality and are required by law to report:
- When a client communicates threat of bodily injury to self another person or is suicidal.
- When there is reasonable suspicion of abuse to a child, elder, or dependent adult which has occurred or will occur.
- When information is ordered by the court.