The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist his or her cooperation in ensuring her 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.
- If a client is engaged in litigation and a state or federal law requires release of their records
Florida HIPAA privacy information is described in the link below:
HIPAA Florida Privacy Statement
Potential risks to confidentiality and protected healthcare information are also described in detail in the Consent forms on the Forms page. These include discussion of some of the potential privacy breaches associated with providing telepsychology services, or online video-sessions. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding privacy and confidentiality, please contact Dr. Geiser at (239) 822-2915.