To build a working relationship, there must be trust and an understanding the information revealed and addressed will remain confidential. Patients at DWC can expect all information regarding their treatment will remain confidential unless our clinicians are legally and/or ethically bound to report to certain agencies or we have prior authorization by the patient or their responsible party.
Confidentiality and Minors
It is important to maintain a certain level of confidentiality, even with minor children under the age of 18. However, by law, parents are entitled to have knowledge of all information regarding the treatment of their child(ren). The level of confidentiality between the clinician and child will be addressed with all parties on a case by case basis.
Exceptions to Confidentiality
This list is not exhaustive but includes common examples of exceptions to patient/clinician confidentiality. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DWC.