Ethics, Client Welfare & Safety Help And Healing On The Hill

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methods of change. You should also know that therapists are required to keep the identity of their clients’ secret. As much as your therapist would like to, for your confidentiality he/she will not address you in public unless you speak to him/her first. Your therapist also must decline any invitation to attend gatherings with your family or friends. Lastly, when your therapy is completed, your therapist will not be able to be a friend to you like your other friends. In sum, it is the duty of your therapist to always maintain a professional role. Please note that these guidelines are not meant to be discourteous in any way, they are strictly for your long-term protection. 
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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES I. COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY: Help and Healing on the Hill is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your protected health information (PHI). PHI is information that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health condition and related health care services. This Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) is required by law to provide you with the legal duties and the privacy practices that Help and Healing on the Hill maintains concerning your PHI. It also describes how medical and mental health information may be used and disclosed, as well as your rights regarding your PHI. Please read carefully and discuss any questions or concerns with your therapist. II. LEGAL DUTY TO SAFEGUARD YOUR PHI: By federal and state law, Help and Healing on the HIll is required to ensure that your PHI is kept private. This Notice explains when, why, and how Help and Healing on the Hill would use and/or disclose your PHI. Use of PHI means when Help and Healing on the Hill shares, applies, utilizes, examines, or analyzes information within its practice; PHI is disclosed when Help and Healing on the Hill
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