What are the exceptions to status? The statute defines six specific areas in which the confidentiality of communications and records is exempt from confidentiality. Some of them are very clear, others are based on the professional judgment of social workers. The dual purpose of the exemptions to be followed is to allow the client or his agent to violate confidentiality in certain circumstances and to protect the social worker in particular circumstances where there are compelling professional reasons for disclosing confidential information. This confidentiality agreement would normally be part of a broader agreement called the information form. In some circumstances, a therapist may have separate forms to address the various issues from which the informed consent form is collected. This can allow a better understanding of the customer in any area that could occur. In that case, I will provide the proposal for the confidentiality agreement. It is precisely this part that will address precisely these limits and nothing else. Feel free to copy this installation and use it for your own purposes when creating your own version of an informed consent document. Confidentiality is one of the fundamental principles of the practice of social work. When a client seeks treatment by a social worker, it is often assumed by the client and sometimes by the social worker that everything discussed between the client and the social worker is confidential, as are all written recordings of the relationship between the client and the worker. But in fact, such confidentiality had no basis in Connecticut`s status until 1992, as NASW/CT successfully introduced and passed the Social Work Confidentiality Act (section 52-146q of the Connecticut General Statutes).
Even with the passage of this law, there are restrictions on the confidentiality of social working documents in Connecticut. The following is a description of the main provisions of the statute, including restrictions and exceptions to the law. The purpose of a confidentiality agreement outlined in the privacy agreement model is to improve the therapeutic relationship. This is done by allowing the client to understand the limits of the information he can talk about comfortably in therapy. There is no doubt that one of the cornerstones of any therapy is that the client should know that what he or she is discussing at meetings is not passed on. Advice includes the exchange of personal, private and sensitive information. In order to be less anxious and stressed by the disclosure of this information, the client needs to know exactly what is confidential and what is not. This is the information contained in the presentation of confidentiality agreements. I read the information above and spoke with my therapist. I understand the nature and limitations of confidentiality.
In addition to Connecticut`s status, social workers are inspired by the nasw code of ethics that NASW members have complied with, and non-members should comply, as the Connecticut Department of Public Health uses the code of ethics as a guide to investigate complaints against social workers. The Code of Ethics deals in detail with the confidentiality of Section 1.07 of Data Protection and Privacy, as well as privacy issues in Section 1.08 Access to Registrations, Section 2.02 Privacy and Section 5.02 Assessment and Research. If you do not have a copy of the revised NASW Code of Ethics in 1999, you can download a copy of NASW`s national website www.socialworkers.org or be logged in via the NASW/CT website, www.naswct.org or if you do not have access to the Internet, you can request a copy of the chapter office at the telephone number (860) 257-8066.