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Confidentiality and Privacy

At NLC Consulting Services your right to confidentiality is of the upmost importance. This is an important factor in building your trust during our working alliance and in accordance to state and ethical laws.

During your initial intake appointment Dr. Wilson will cover in detail exactly all that confidentiality in forensic assessment and evaluation covers and legal/ethical reasons that it may be breeched. You can feel confident that you will be fully aware of your rights involved in the evaluation process. By law your information cannot be released without obtaining your written permission.
 

However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

  • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, disabled adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the you or collateral sources.
  • If the evaluator has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.