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Confidentiality & Privacy Policy
 

All information shared in the context of services is private and confidential except in cases below.
 

Exceptions include:

·        Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

·        Disclosure of possession or use of child pornography, for which I am required by law to report 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.

Electronic and Telebehavioral Health Privacy

Gals Institute uses Therapynotes, a Hipaa compliant system for scheduling and for telehealth services.

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