The law protects the relationship between client and counselor stating that information cannot be disclosed without written permission by the client. However, there are some exceptions:
Suspected child abuse or dependent/vulnerable adult abuse, for which I am legally required by law to report to the appropriate agencies.
If a threat of serious bodily harm to another person, I am required by law to notify the police and to inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm themselves, I will make every effort to ensure their safety and either through their cooperation or without their permission with measures provided to me by law to ensure their safety.
Subpoena of court order.
Footsteps Counseling PO Box 1221 Aberdeen, SD 57401