Medical Support Counseling

Notice of Privacy Practices

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This  notice includes a description of how medical information may be used  and disclosed and how this information is accessed. Please review it  carefully.

I  am legally required to protect your confidentiality in the state of  Florida. This means that you decide when and who I can disclose  information to. I can only disclose information about you when you sign a  written release form. This form is legally required for me to be able  to disclose information about you.

Anything you tell me remains  between you and me.  There are three major exceptions to the  confidentiality laws; if you threaten to harm yourself or someone else  or if someone is harming you. I am mandated to report it in an effort to  keep someone safe.  This does not mean that you cannot discuss any of  these issues; on the contrary, they are important to discuss to keep you  safe.

I will not break confidentiality without discussing it  with you first unless I believe someone is in immediate danger.   However, I will do my utmost to be respectful of the confidences with  which you have entrusted to me.