Practice is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant.

Confidentiality is maintained with the following exceptions:

Communication with other health care providers (if the client agrees).

Interaction with family members (if the client agrees).

If the client is an immediate and significant danger to herself or to others.

If the practitioner learns of behaviors that may constitute legal child abuse or neglect.

If the client’s ability to drive becomes an obvious and serious concern, the state requires that this be reported.

If the practitioner is court-ordered by a judge to provide information about the treatment (every attempt would be made to preserve confidentiality).

If a law enforcement official requires information to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person.

Research/drug companies:

Practitioner maintains up-to-date knowledge through reading clinical literature that is peer-reviewed and non-industry biased (not funded by pharmaceutical companies).

Practitioner will not accept samples or other devices from pharmaceutical representatives.

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