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Confidentiality, law, and ethics

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tiffanyrober's version from 2016-12-16 07:06

Section 1

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what is confidentiality An ethical stance which suggests that nothing discussed during the counseling session can be revealed
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Section 2

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What are the limits to confidentialityExceptions: with written consent, criminal justice referrals, communication between staff, medical emergencies, subpoena AND court order, QSOAs, crime committed by client on program property or against staff, suspected or confirmed child abuse or neglect, and/or research, audit, evaluation
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Section 3

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The general rule of 42 CFRDon’t disclose ANY information
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Section 4

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Differences between law and ethicsLAW:A collection of rules created by a society or a government
LAW:A system of negative consequences or punishments is usually set up for those who violate the rules
ETHICS:Rules, guidelines, conduct recommendations, codes of behavior, and standard of right and wrong for human service practitioners
ETHICS:Protect workers and clients
ETHICS:Can vary between professions
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Section 5

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Guidelines for writing notes and documentationBrief and factual
If opinions or conclusions are made, they should be clearly labeled as such
Refrain from being subjective or making inferences
Write all notes with the assumption that they will be read in court in front of the client
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Section 6

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what does scope of work meanworking within the guidelines of your license or certification
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Section 7

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clients living with HIV/AIDSRequired to report disclosures to health department
Informed consent at the beginning of treatment and/or working relationship should be discussed and signed
Be aware of discrimination laws/policies and advocacy resources in your community
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