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Privacy and Confidentiality

This practice is bound by the provisions of the Minnesota Privacy Act.  No information will be released to persons or agencies outside of Clear Day Counseling without your consent, except by court order. If anyone wants information from me or your record, your written permission is required.  Before granting permission, you must be satisfied that the information is really required.  Be sure you understand the information being given out and that giving it out will help you.  You may wish to refuse permission or withdraw it after it has been given.

When parents sign a permission form, minors may request that information in their file not be made available to their parents.  However, I may not provide therapy services to minors without parental permission.

Exceptions to Confidentiality

There are seven situations in which client confidentiality is not maintained:

  1. If I have knowledge of, or reasonable cause to believe, a child is being neglected or physically or sexually abused, in which case Minnesota statutes (1976, Section 626.656, Subdivision 3) require that such information be reported.
  2. Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults (as specified in the Vulnerable Adults Act, Minnesota Statute 626.557) must be reported.
  3. If I have reason to believe there may be physical harm done to any person.
  4. If I am required by specific court order to disclose information.
  5. The Minnesota Department of Human Services may, on occasion, monitor our files to assist in program and fiscal planning.  This is provided for in the Minnesota Data Privacy Act of 1975.
  6. If I have knowledge of, or reasonable cause to believe a pregnant woman is taking drugs, Minnesota statutes require such information to be reported.
  7. If I need to disclose your name to collection agencies for the purpose of obtaining delinquent payment for services rendered.

Terms & Conditions of This Website

Clear Day Counseling is pleased to present this website featuring its services, available to the public.  Although every attempt is made to provide accurate and current information on this website, Clear Day Counseling provides no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose of any information contained in this website, produced and provided by Clear Day Counseling, in any form or manner whatsoever.

Reproduction of any information contained on the Clear Day Counseling website may be made without limitation as to number, provided that it is not for the purpose of private gain. This does not apply to other websites that may be linked to/from the Clear Day Counseling website. They are governed by the individual policies of the relevant providers and your use of this website acknowledges your acceptance of that fact. 

Use of this website for commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g. mass marketing) is prohibited.

If you do not agree with any portion of this policy you have the right to exit and not continue the session. However, if you do continue to remain on this site you IMPLICITLY CONSENT to this policy.