Help and cooperation is required in order to maintain a healthy environment. A child must be
Temperature-free for 24 hours before returning to therapy. If your child has vomiting and/or
diarrhea, he/she should not return to therapy until 24 hours have passed since the last episode of the same. Children will not be seen if any of the following is present:
Too ill or uncomfortable to function in the therapy setting
Continual runny nose
Thick or discolored nasal discharge
Excessive sneezing or coughing and mucus-producing cough
An elevated temperature.
Please contact your therapist and cancel session if the above applies to your child.
Duty to Warn and Protect
When a client discloses intentions or a plan to harm another person or persons, the health care professional is required to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities. In cases in which the client discloses or implies a plan for suicide, the health care professional is required to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify the family of the client.
Health records may be released for the public interest and safety for public health activities, judicial and administrative proceedings, law enforcement purposes, serious threats to public safety, essential government functions, military, and when complying with worker’s compensation laws.
If a client states or suggests that he or she is abusing a child or vulnerable adult, or has recently abused a child or vulnerable adult, or a child (or vulnerable adult) is in danger of abuse, the health care professional is required to report this information to the appropriate social service and/or legal authorities. If a client is the victim of abuse, neglect, violence, or a crime victim, and their safety appears to be at risk, we may share this information with law enforcement officials to help prevent future occurrences and capture the perpetrator.
Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
Health care professionals are required to report admitted prenatal exposure to controlled substances that are potentially harmful.
In the Event of a Client’s Death
In the event of a client’s death, the spouse or parents of a deceased client have a right to access their child or spouse’s records.
Professional misconduct by a health care professional must be reported by other health care professionals. In cases in which a professional or legal disciplinary meeting is being held regarding the health care professional’s actions, related records may be released in order to substantiate disciplinary concerns.
Judicial or Administrative Proceedings
Health care professionals are required to release records of clients when a court order has been placed. In the event of a court order, only the minimally acceptable amount of information will be revealed. Additionally, if a client files a complaint or lawsuit against anyone affiliated with The Language Lounge; relevant information regarding the client may be disclosed for the purpose of formulating an appropriate defense.