Providence House

Privacy Policy

Federal Law 42-CFR Policy

It is the policy of Providence House that the program shall maintain the confidentiality of all clients according to Federal Law 42-CFR. Procedure:

1. At all times, Providence House must provide a confidential meeting room for client contact and may not say, to any person outside this program, that a client is or is not attending this program, or disclose any information identifying a person as an alcohol or drug client unless:

A. The client consents in writing.

B. The disclosure is ordered by the court order.

C. The disclosure is made to a medical person in the case of a medical emergency.

D. The client commits or threatens to commit a crime either at the agency or against any person that works at the agency.

E. The client threatens to harm themselves or someone else.

F. The client discloses past, present, or future child abuse/elder abuse/vulnerable adult or neglect.

2. Violation of any Federal Laws or Regulations by a program or agency is a crime. Suspected violations may be reported to the United States Attorney in the district where the violation occurs or may be reported to this agency for further disposition and reporting. Federal Laws do not protect any information of suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under state law to appropriate authorities.

3. For further information on this policy, individuals may contact the Executive Director – Morgan Kerber, through the following channels