If you disclose a plan or threat to harm yourself, the therapist must attempt to notify your family and notify legal authorities. In addition, if you disclose a plan to threat or harm another person, the therapist is required to war the possible victim and notify legal authorities.
Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults
If you disclose, or it is suspected, that there is abuse or harmful neglect of children or vulnerable adults (i.e. the elderly, disabled/incompetent), the therapist must report this information to the appropriate state agency and/or legal authorities.
Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
Therapists must report any admitted prenatal exposure to controlled substances that could be harmful to the mother or the child.
Parents or legal guardians of non-emancipated minor clients have the right to access the clients' records.
Insurance companies and other third-party payers are given information they request regarding services to the clients.
The type of information that may be requested includes: types of services, dates/times of service, diagnosis, treatment plan, description of impairment, progress of therapy, case notes, summaries, etc.