We are legally and ethically bound to keep the information that you share strictly confidential. There are certain rare instances when your provider is legally and ethically obligated to break confidentiality, such as to report child abuse and elder abuse, to take steps if we believe that you are an imminent threat to yourself or others, and possibly in response to a court order to disclose confidential information. We will make every effort to discuss this with you before taking any required action.
When the patient is a minor who is not yet 18, issues of confidentiality will be discussed at the outset with both the minor and parent/s or guardian/s in order to ensure clear understanding of privacy and safety issues.
With your written permission to do so, we will also be happy to coordinate with your other providers (e.g, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, OB/GYN, or neurologist who may be prescribing psychiatric medications for you) in order to provide integrated health care.
A written Notice of Privacy Practices will be available to you at your first session. The Snow Psychology Group’s practices are in compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).