Client Confidentiality and Release
I understand this modality is not a replacement for medical care. The practitioner does not diagnose medical illness, disease or other physical or mental conditions unless specified under his/her professional scope of practice. As such, the practitioner does not prescribe medical treatment of pharmaceuticals, nor does he/she perform spinal manipulations. The practitioner may recommend referral to a qualified health care professional for any physical or emotional conditions I may have. I have stated all my known conditions and take it upon myself to keep the therapist/practitioner updated on my health.
Confidentiality of medical and personal information obtained during the course of the practitioner’s work is of the utmost importance. HIPAA regulations require all practitioners obtain a signed release form from their client before taking any
information about them. The best way to be fully compliant is to obtain this release signature at the initial consultation. Clients should receive a copy of the form they signed (upon request), and the practitioner maintains a copy for their records.