Informed Consent

 

In general, the privacy of all communications between a Client and Victim Advocate are protected by law.  You are sharing with an advocate and your story and information will be kept confidential as protected under the law of privileged communication. (IC 35-37-6-9)

 

Exceptions to Confidentiality:

  • The advocate has a reason to believe that a minor, elderly person, or person with a disability is being neglected or abused, in which case Fair Haven Center for Women is required, by law, to file a report with the appropriate state agency. (IC 31-33-5)
  • If the advocate has cause to believe that you are threatening serious bodily harm to self or others.  The advocate will have to contact authorities, as a means to protect you and/or the potential victim. (IC 34-30-16-2)
  • The advocate may occasionally consult with other supervisors/professionals about a case.  During a consultation, the advocate will make every effort to avoid revealing the identity of the client.  Likewise, the consultant is also legally bound to keep the information confidential. (IC 16-39-2-6)

 

You may waive confidentiality at any time, but must fill out a RELEASE OF INFORMATION form in a timely manner.  Without this signed form confidentiality will not be waived.

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