Counseling Services

Limits of Confidentiality

In some situations, your written and signed authorization is required before information concerning your care can be disclosed to individuals, including parents, roommates, friends, faculty and partners. Below are some of the cases in which the law dictates that your signed authorization may not be required in order to release information:

  • If a counseling staff person believe that you are likely to harm yourself and/or another person, he or she may take action necessary to protect you or others by contacting law enforcement officers or a physician.
  • If a counseling staff person has cause to believe that a child has been or may be abused or neglected, the clinician is required to make a report to the appropriate state agency.
  • If a clinician has cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person has been or may be abused, neglected, or subject to financial exploitation, the clinician is required to make a report to the appropriate state agency.
  • If your records are requested by a valid subpoena or court order, we must respond.