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Email: hr@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-8152


Counseling: Confidentiality General


Date approved:
August 2013
Approved by:
Director of Human Resources
Date to be reviewed:
August 2014
Reviewed by:
Compliance Coordinator/Team
Date revised:
August 2013
Revision number:
1.1
 
Compliance Committee:
As Scheduled

1.0 PURPOSE

To ensure confidentiality of professional services rendered.

2.0 POLICY STATEMENT

2.1 Confidentiality will be maintained on an as needed or need to know basis congruent with best practice standards (American Counseling Association Code of Ethics) and legal parameters (HIPAA).

2.2 Procedures

  1. The Licensed Professional Counselors, Graduate Interns and Administrative Staff will Maintain confidentiality of clients as required by privacy by privacy laws and the WJU Student Counseling Service Policies and Procedures
  2. All employees of the service, inclusive of practicum students and interns, will sign the attached statement of confidentiality.
  3. The signed statements of confidentiality will be retained on file by the Counselor and available upon request. 

3.0 AUTHORIZATION  

The Director of Human Resources has the authority to change, modify or approve exceptions to this policy at any time with or without notice and with the approval of the University President.

4.0 ATTACHMENTS

Informed Confidentiality Commitment Form



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