Emily Taylor (MA, ATR-BC, LPCC), and the State of Minnesota believes clients of professional counseling, art therapists, and licensed professional clinical counselors licensed by the State of Minnesota have the right:
1. To expect that a therapist has met the minimal qualifications of training and experience required by state law.
2. To examine public records maintained by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy which contain the credentials of a therapist.
3. To obtain a copy of the code of ethics from the Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy, 2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 330 and Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3222.
4. To report complaints to the Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy by calling (612) 548-2177
5. To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services.
6. To privacy as defined by rule and law.
7. To be free from being the subject of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality or other unlawful category while receiving services.
8. To have access to their records as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.335, subdivision 2.
9. To be free from exploitation for the benefit or advantage of a therapist.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Emily takes privacy quite seriously, and believes healthy privacy and consent is an ongoing conversation.
All therapists are bound by the provisions of the Minnesota Privacy Act.
No information will be released to persons or agencies outside of a therapist's practice without your consent, except by court order.
If anyone inquires after information from your therapist, related to you, or your record, your written permission is required.
Before granting permission, you must be satisfied that the information is really required. Be sure that the information being given out and that giving it out will help you. You may wish to refuse permission or withdraw it after it has been given.
There are seven serious situations in which client confidentiality is not maintained in the State of Minnesota:
1. If a therapist has knowledge of, or reasonable cause to believe, a child is being neglected or physically or sexually abused, in which case Minnesota statutes (1976, Section 626.656, Subdivision 3) require that such information be reported.
2. Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults (as specified in the Vulnerable Adults Act, Minnesota Statute 626.557) must be reported.
3. If a therapist has reason to believe there may be physical harm done to any person.
4. If a therapist is required by specific court order to disclose information.
5. The Minnesota Department of Human Services may, on occasion, monitor a therapist files to assist in program and fiscal planning. This is provided for in the Minnesota Data Privacy Act of 1975.
6. If a therapist has knowledge of, or reasonable cause to believe a pregnant person is taking drugs, Minnesota statutes require such information to be reported.
7. If Ea therapist needs to disclose your name to collection agencies for the purpose of obtaining delinquent payment for services rendered.
Emily (and every therapist) will (and should) always make every attempt to contact and discuss with you before an official report has been made.
As a client, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Client Bill of Rights and Privacy and Confidentiality and have signed this form previously for Emily's files during your initial intake.
Questions or Copies
Please email Emily if you have any questions or would like a physical copy of the Basic Client Rights or Emily's agreements with her clients mailed to you.