I am required by provincial privacy legislation to safeguard your health information.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected abuse of a child or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the authorities.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
- Legal action against me.