Client confidentiality and privileged communications /

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Edition:[2nd. ed.]
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : NASW Press, c2011.
Description:iv, 45 p. ; 23 cm.
Series:NASW law note
NASW law note.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Polowy, Carolyn.
Gorenberg, Carol.
National Association of Social Workers.
Notes:"Carol Gorenberg provided research and writing for the first edition of this publication in 1997"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Confidentiality requirements. Scope of confidentiality ; Obtaining client consent
  • Situations requiring or permitting disclosure of a patient's confidential information. HIPAA exceptions to confidentiality ; Duty to control or warn about a dangerous patient ; Past criminal acts ; Child abuse or neglect ; Preventing harm to the client ; HIV reporting ; Alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs receiving federal funds
  • Privilege and the release of client information in legal proceedings. Federal treatment of privilege ; "Dangerous patient exception" ; State treatment of privilege
  • Conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix A : NASW code of ethics : 1.07 privacy and confidentiality
  • Appendix B : Review of SAMHSA's frequently asked questions : applying the substance abuse confidentiality regulations to health information exchange
  • Appendix C : Social worker-client privilege and confidentiality laws
  • Appendix D : Bibliography.