Counseling services provided by Teresa Reichart-Vernon LSCSW are confidential and voluntar. Federal law governs the confidentiality and safe keeping of client records.
Privacy Act: The Privacy, 4U.S.C. & 552a, protects the privacy and limits of disclosure of all records maintained. Confidentiality of Alchohol and Drug Abuse Recods: Federal Law 42U.S.C.& 290dd2 limits even further any disclosure of information that identifies a client as an alchohol or drug abuser. Disclosure of Information: Teresa Reichart-Vernon LSCSW is obligated to disclose specific information if the ollowing conditions exhibit: If the client consents in writing. If the client poses a danger to self and others, or threatens to commit a serious crime. If there is a suspicion of child or elder abuse or neglect. If the disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency. If there is a court-ordered subpoena of medical records and/or verbal attestation at a judicial hearing/trial.