Privacy of Information
Therapy is a relationship between people that works, in part, because of clearly defined rights and responsibilities held by each person. The framework helps to create the safety to take risks and the support to become empowered to change.
All aspects of clients’ involvement at Meadowvale Psychological Services are held in utmost confidence. Personally identifiable information regarding individuals using our services is not discussed with, or disclosed to outside parties - for example, relatives, friends, colleagues - without written permission of the client. However, there are
certain legal and ethical circumstances where the disclosure of confidential information can occur without consent:
- If there is good reason to believe the client will be in danger to himself/herself or others;
- In the case of apparent or suspected child abuse or neglect;
- If the client reports sexual abuse on the part of a regulated health care professional;
- If the court issues a summons for records or testimony.
When a client requests, reports and verbal consultations with designated individuals or health care professionals will occur after a direction to release information has been signed by the client.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided above, or any other aspect of the treatment process, feel free to discuss them with your therapist at any time.