Your right to privacy and confidentiality is important to us.
It is Harbor's policy that all members of our workforce will preserve the integrity and confidentiality of patient information while ensuring that we have sufficient information to provide the highest quality care. We take special care to ensure that your right to privacy and confidentiality is protected.
Harbor will collect, use, and disclose protected health information only in conformance with state and federal law as described in our Notice of Privacy Practices below. Information about your care and treatment will not be disclosed to anyone without your authorization unless required by law. Exceptions to confidentiality include:
• Suspected child and/or elder abuse and/or neglect
• Imminent threat of suicide
• Potentially lethal violence against self or another individual
• Court orders
If you are interested in having a family member, friend, significant other or authorized representative attend the intake and treatment sessions with you, you have the right to do so. Harbor staff can assist you in completing the necessary paperwork to include significant others in your care.
We are hopeful that organizations, the media, and others seeking protected health information about individuals receiving services are aware of and respectful of the individual’s right to privacy and confidentiality, these laws, and Harbor’s action to neither deny nor confirm individual / client protected health information and to put the rights of the individual first and foremost.