Dr Melinda Ginne
BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE ~ GEROPSYCHOLOGY
   
Dr Ginne

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY & PRIVACY POLICY

CONFIDENTIALITY

California law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

There are exceptions:

  • In the event of suspected child abuse, dependent adult or elder abuse, I am required by law to report this immediately to the appropriate authorities.
  • In the event of a threat by the client of serious bodily harm to another person, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • In the event of threat of intended harm by a client to himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation to ensure their safety. If they cannot cooperate voluntarily, I may take further measures available to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

WEB SITE PRIVACY POLICY

Any information collected through this Web site is also protected under the foregoing confidentiality laws in California.

 

 

Dr Ginne
~ Dr. Melinda Ginne
P.O. Box 11117, Oakland, CA 94611
vad2005@comcast.net
510-717-2012