FOCUS Group Solution student and professional clinicians have "a duty to warn." What does a "duty to warn mean?" If your clinician becomes aware of any of the below information it is their duty to warn to protect you and the welfare of others. Those areas are as follows:
- Suspected child abuse, dependent adult or elderly abuse
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to himself or another person, the clinician must notify the authorities and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to self-harm, the clinician will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If the client does not cooperate, the clinician will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Client clinical records are the property of FOCUS Group Solutions, but can be subpoenaed by a court of law. All clinical records are kept in a secure location to protect the privacy and confidentiality of every client.