I further understand that there are specific and limited exceptions to this confidentiality which include the following:
A. When there is risk of imminent danger to myself or to another person, the clinician is ethically and legally bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger.
B. When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically abused or is at risk of such abuse, the clinician or provider is legally required to take steps to protect the vulnerable person and to inform the proper authorities.
C. When a valid court order is issued for medical records, the clinician and the agency are bound by law to comply with such requests.