Confidentiality

All confidential Information provided to Second Chance is held in the strictest confidence by our ministry staff and will not be revealed to any outside person or agency without your written permission on an information release consent form,  except when required by law.  These situations are:

1.  If you threaten bodily harm or death to another person, we are required to inform the intended person, as well as appropriate law enforcement agencies.

2.  If there is sufficient evidence presented in the course of ministry to suspect that a child or elderly person is being or has been abused, either by neglect, assault, battery or sexual molestation, we are required to report A the reasonable suspicion@ of such abuse to appropriate authorities.

3.  If a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena, we are mandated by law to provide the information specifically described in the subpoena.

4.  If there is expressed intention to commit bodily harm to one’s self (i.e. suicide), we are required by law to inform necessary individuals and/or agencies to prevent harm.

If for some reason there is a need to share information with a health care professional, you will first be consulted and asked to sign a consent form authorizing transfer of the information.

If you, as a ministry recipient, disclose a significant amount of material about your session(s) to any other individual, your ministry time is no longer confidential – by your own doing.