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Privacy Policy: Counseling and Psychological Services

Policy
Purpose: 

To describe the nature and limits of confidentiality

Applies to: 

All eligible KU students who receive services at CAPS

Policy Statement: 

CAPS is required by law to create and maintain medical records. All contacts withCAPS Clinical Service are confidential. No client information is released to anyone outside the department including Watkins Health Center, other university offices, faculty, or parents without the client’s written consent. There are limits to confidentiality. CAPS professionals are required by law to report cases of suspected child abuse. They may disclose information when it is necessary to protect a client or others from imminent danger. Information may be disclosed when required by court order. CAPS professionals also reserve the right to share information with each other for consultation and training purposes.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

None

Contact: 

Michael Lynch Maestas, Ph.D.

Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

University of Kansas

1200 Schwegler Drive, Room 2100

Lawrence, KS  66045

785.864.2277

Approved by: 
Michael Lynch Maestas, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Approved on: 
Monday, April 7, 2008
Effective on: 
Monday, April 7, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
privacy; confidentiality; limits
Review, Approval & Change History: 

04.07.2008: Approved by Michael Lynch Maestas, Ph.D.; reviewed policy

 

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