Consent American Counsel Association ( Aca )

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1. The client 's right to give informed consent American Counsel Association (ACA) B.5b. state “Counselors inform parents and legal guardians about the role of counselors and the confidential nature of the counseling relationship, consistent with current legal and custodial arrangements” (p.7). 27-65-103 Legally able to give informed consent Counselors are required by law to take a proactive approach to ensure informed consent is properly applied in accordance with (IAW) Mental Health Act Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) §12-43-214 (2); 12-43-222(1)(p) disclosure shall be made to the child. If the client is a child whose parent or legal guardian is consenting to mental health services, disclosure shall be made to the parent or legal…show more content…
if the recipient is an adult a guardian or legal representative has been appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction (irrespective of an appeal of the order) because the adult is an "incapacitated person" within the meaning of C.R.S. § 15-14-101(1). In emergency situations in which, the client 's requires immediate intervention and/or stabilization. Emergency situations include any actions taken pursuant to C.R.S. Title 19, Article 3, Parts 3 and 4 (the Colorado Children 's Code). Clients’ rights to access their record/chart/files Clients have a right to access their records however the mental health provider can restrict information in their judgement can be harmful to the client. 42 C.R.S. 2.3 (a), (b) clarify patient access not prohibited however restriction on the use of information. Colorado confidentiality limits C.R.S. § 12-43-218 Confidentiality extends to all agency employees § 12-43-218 (1); § 12-43-218(2) explains when confidentiality does not apply in conjunction with lawsuits, complaints, or review of services by an authorized Board during an investigation of a counselor. § 12-43-218 (5) is a catch all phrase stating “nothing shall be deemed to prohibit any other disclosure required by law” (Lane, 2015, p. 12). What legally must go into the client’s record and how long must the record be retained The Professional Counselor Rules list the following eleven (11)
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