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Confidentiality Policy

All contacts with a therapist at CAPS are covered by the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. This means that:

When We are Required to Release Information

According to the Act, there are three situations when we are required to release information:

  1. If a minor child or elder is at risk of being abused or neglected, a therapist would be required to report that information to the appropriate agency to assure the safety of the child or elder.
  2. If someone presents an imminent risk of serious injury to themselves or are unable to care for themselves. In this case, the therapist would take action to assure safety.
  3. If there is a direct threat of serious harm to another person.