PRIVACY / CONFIDENTIALITY
New York State law protects the relation between a patient and his/her psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. HIPPA regulations are followed.
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which the law requires that psychotherapists report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- Threat of serious bodily harm by the patient to another person/s, for which the law requires that psychotherapists notify the police and inform the intended victim
- Threat of bodily harm by the patient to him/herself: Every effort will be made to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If cooperation is not possible, the law requires that further measures be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.