• You have the right to receive a copy of the signed version of this form, Clients Rights, plus the signed Consent to
Treatment and Confidentiality of Client Records Forms.
• You have the right to insert a written statement into your record.
• You have the right to be informed of your rights as a client. The foregoing are to be posted in the facility in a place
where they are immediately available to you, and you are to be informed of these rights and given a listing of
them as soon as is practically possible upon your beginning treatment.
2. NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES - How we protect the confidentiality of your health care records
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get success
to this information. Please review it carefully.
• What this notice does for you: This notice tells you the ways Community Counseling Center may use and disclose
medical/treatment information about you. It also describes you rights in regard to this information, and it details
certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of this information. We are committed to protecting
your confidentiality treatment information. Furthermore, we require by law to make every effort to endure that
any health information that identifies you in any way is kept private. We are also required to give you this Notice
of Privacy Practices, and to make certain that the terms of the notice currently in effect are followed.
• Our Responsibilities: The following categories describe the different ways we use and disclose health information.
For each category of use or disclosure we will explain what we mean and try to give some examples. Not every
use or disclosure in a category will be listed, but the way we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall
into one of these categories. Regardless of the category, we must obtain an authorization for any use or disclosure
of psychotherapy notes except to carry out certain treatment, payment, or healthcare operations as noted below.
Psychotherapy notes means notes recorded in any medium by a health care provider who is a mental health
professional that documented or analyze the contents of the conversation held during a private, group, joint, or
family counseling sessions that are separated from the rest of the medical record. Psychotherapy notes excludes
medication prescription and monitoring , counseling sessions start and stop times, the modalities and frequencies
of the treatment furnished, results of clinical tests, and any summary of the following items: diagnosis, functional
status, treatment plan, symptoms, prognosis, and progress to date.
• For Treatment: We may use medical information about you to provide you with medical treatment, care, or
services. The originator of psychotherapy notes may use those notes for your treatment. We may disclose
medical/treatment information about you to doctors, therapist, counselors, nurses, certified medical aids,
technicians, students, consultants, contracted staff, or other center personnel who are involved in taking care of
you at our facility. For example, if you are treated for depressions, it may be necessary to know that you have
been diagnosed with substance abuse because untreated substance abuse may impede the recovery from
depression. We may also disclose medical information about you to people outside the center who may be
involves in your medical care, either while you are a client or after your course of treatment is completed.
Examples of this may be physicians, other mental health and/or substance abuse professionals, or personnel from
other agencies who partner with us in providing services that are part of your care. If you would like us to share
information regarding your health/treatment status with your family members, you will be given the opportunity
to sign an authorization permitting us to do so. If you choose not to sign this, information will not be given without
a legal consent for the requesting party to obtain it, unless the appropriate authorization is received from you
prior to the request.
• For Payment: We may use and disclose health information about you so that the treatment and services you
receive at Community Counseling Center may be billed to and payment collected from you, a government payer,
or third party. For example, we may need to give your health plan, Medicaid, or Medicare information about the
services you received at our center so we will be paid for these services. We also may tell Medicaid, Medicare, or
your health plan about a treatment modality you are going to receive to obtain prior authorization for that
treatment. If the services you are receiving are provided under federal or private grant, we may provide the agency