AMHA-OR - Privacy Petition
Confidentiality, privacy, the client's right to choose when and how private information is shared, is a fundamental principle of ethical counseling and psychotherapy.
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AMHA protects privacy
Open Letter to Mental Health Professionals
Re: Petition To Strengthen Patient Confidentiality Protections
Please join us in protecting psychotherapy clients against all attempts to reduce traditional guarantees of client confidentiality.
Client privacy is a fundamental principle in building trust, and a foundation for all our clinical work. Recent changes in federal privacy rules challenge this fundamental principle. Corporate-medicine’s clinical practice guidelines, which require that records be kept for third party review, undermine privacy. In order to prevent further deterioration of patient rights, we offer the Licensed Psychotherapists Petition on Confidentiality – it supports maintaining strong patient confidentiality guarantees.
Please, take action: Sign the Licensed Psychotherapists’ Petition On Confidentiality.
Thank you for upholding the privacy standards of your profession!
Barney McDowell's September, 2002 article clarifying the need to support a psychotherapists' confidentiality petition.
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