The confidentiality of the professional(s) utilizing the resources of the Center is maintained in several ways:
One: The professional will be scheduled at a time that minimizes exposure to others.
Two, the private entrance to the office will be utilized to minimize contact with others.
Three: The only records that will be kept by the Center are copies of the assessment instruments, a copy of the self-care plan so that follow-up can proceed in a timely fashion, and a record of payment. This information will be stored in a secure facility and only be released with the written consent of the professional utilizing the services.
Four: Group consultations will include a signed commitment to confidentiality by all participants.
Five: Agency consultations will also include a signed commitment to confidentiality by the Center so that agency information will remain protected and private.
Six: Agency referrals for consultation will include an agreement between the agency and the Center that the individual employee's assessment, consultation content and self-care plan are the private property of the employee. The Center will provide a report to the designated organizational leader that the employee did or did not constructively utilize the service as intended. The employee will be encouraged by the Center to share with the appropriate manager the results of the consultation to facilitate organizational support of the self-care plan's implementation.
Seven: The content of any self-care plan is the exclusive property of the professional caregiver and will not be utilized for any other purpose except that determined by the professional.
Eight: The limit to confidentiality is the overt violation of explicit legal and/or ethical codes of conduct and the stated or implied intent to do harm to self or others.