Privacy / Confidentiality
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
All information shared with the clinicians and staff at FCCS, LLC is confidential and no information will be released without your consent. During the course of treatment at FCCS, LLC it may be necessary for therapists to communicate with other providers. Written authorization will be requested prior to any discussion with outside providers. All therapist will discuss the communication options with you. Consent to release information is given only through written authorization and will require some forward planning. Verbal consent will not be allowed per regulations, unless the Director has approved special circumstances and was submitted via written request.
There are specific and limited exceptions to this confidentiality which include the following:
A. When there is risk of imminent danger to myself or to another person, the clinician is ethically bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger.
B. When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically abused or is at risk of such abuse, the clinician is legally required to take steps to protect the child, and to inform the proper authorities.
C. When a valid court order is issued for records, the clinician and the agency are bound by law to comply with such requests.
To sign a release to authorize communication please click this link: Release of Information Authorization
A copy of the rules may be obtained from the Board or online at http://vtprofessionals.org/ as well as information on the process for filing a complaint with or making a consumer inquiry to the Board.
The practice also follows the Forensic Principles of Professional Practice:
- FCCS will remain completely objective and use their ability to serve justice by making an accurate determination of the facts involved.
- FCCS staff are not advocates for one side or the other. Members should not intentionally withhold or omit any findings or opinions discovered during a forensic examination that would cause the facts to be misinterpreted or distorted.
- FCCS will not misrepresent or overstate their credentials, education, training, experience/
- FCCS staff are expected to refrain from any conduct that would be adverse to the best interest and purpose of the company. FCCS staff are to be forever vigilant of the importance of their role and to conduct themselves only in the most ethical and professional manner at all times.