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Informed Consent for Assessment and Treatment

I understand that I am eligible to receive a range of services from my provider. The type and extent of services that I receive will be determined following an initial assessment and thorough discussion with me. The goal of the assessment process is to determine the best course of treatment for me. Typically, treatment is provided over the course of several weeks.

I understand that I have the right to ask questions throughout the course of treatment and may request an outside consultation. (I also understand that my provider may provide me with additional information about specific treatment issues and treatment methods on an as-needed basis during the course of treatment and that I have the right to consent to or refuse such treatment). I understand that I can expect regular review of treatment to determine whether treatment goals are being met. I agree to be actively involved in the treatment and in the review process. No promises have been made as to the results of this treatment or of any procedures utilized within it. I further understand that I may stop treatment at any time, but agree to discuss this decision first with my provider.

I am aware that I must authorize my provider, in writing, to release information about my treatment but that confidentiality can be broken under certain circumstances of danger to myself or others. I understand that once information is released to insurance companies or any other third party, that my provider cannot guarantee that it will remain confidential. When consent is provided for services, all information is kept confidential, except in the following circumstances:

  • When there is risk of imminent danger to myself or to another person, my provider is ethically bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger.

  • When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically abused, or is at risk of such abuse, my provider is legally required to take steps to protect the child, and to inform the proper authorities.

  • When a valid court order is issued for medical records, my provider is bound by law to comply with such requests.

 

While this summary is designed to provide an overview of confidentiality and its limits, it is important that you read the Notice of Privacy Practices which was provided to you for more detailed explanations, and discuss with your provider any questions or concerns you may have.

By my signature below, I voluntarily request and consent to behavioral health assessment, care, treatment, or services and authorize my provider to provide such care, treatment or services as are considered necessary and advisable. I understand the practice of behavioral health treatment is not an exact science and acknowledge that no one has made guarantees or promises as to the results that I may receive. By signing this Informed Consent to Treatment Form, I acknowledge that I have both read and understood the terms and information contained herein. Ample opportunity has been offered to me to ask questions and seek clarification of anything unclear to me.

Telehealth Consent

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is healthcare provided by any means other than a face-to-face visit. In telehealth services, medical and mental health information is used for diagnosis, consultation, treatment, therapy, follow-up, and education. Health information is exchanged interactively from one site to another through electronic communications. Telephone consultation, videoconferencing, transmission of still images, e-health technologies, patient portals, and remote patient monitoring are all considered telehealth services

I hereby consent to participate in telehealth with, Jennifer Nevadomski, as part of my care.

I understand that telehealth is the practice of delivering clinical health care services via technology assisted media or other electronic means between a practitioner and a client who are located in two different locations.

I understand the following with respect to telemental health:

  • I have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting my right to future care, services, or program benefits to which I would otherwise be entitled.

  • There are risks, benefits, and consequences associated with telehealth, including but not limited to, disruption of transmission by technology failures, interruption and/or breaches of confidentiality by unauthorized persons, and/or limited ability to respond to emergencies.

  • There will be no recording of any of the online sessions by either party. All information disclosed within sessions and written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be disclosed to anyone without written authorization, except where the disclosure is permitted and/or required by law.

  • The privacy laws that protect the confidentiality of my protected health information (PHI) also apply to telemental health unless an exception to confidentiality applies (i.e. mandatory reporting of child, elder, or vulnerable adult abuse; danger to self or others; I raise mental/emotional health as an issue in a legal proceeding).

  • If I am having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, actively experiencing psychotic symptoms or experiencing a mental health crisis that cannot be resolved remotely, it may be determined that telehealth services are not appropriate and a higher level of care is required.

  • Electronic communication may be used to communicate highly sensitive medical information, such as treatment for or information related to HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, or addiction treatment (alcohol, drug dependence, etc.).

  • During a telehealth session, we could encounter technical difficulties resulting in service interruptions. If this occurs, end and restart the session. If we are unable to reconnect within ten minutes, please call or email me to discuss since we may have to re-schedule.

  • My therapist may need to contact my emergency contact and/or appropriate authorities in case of an emergency.

  • Electronic communication should never be used for emergency communications or urgent requests. Emergency communications should be made to the provider’s office or to the existing emergency 911 services in my community.

By signing below, I understand the inherent risks of errors or deficiencies in the electronic transmission of health information and images during a telehealth visit.

I understand that there is never a warranty or guarantee as to a particular result or outcome related to a condition or diagnosis when medical care is provided.

To the extent permitted by law, I agree to waive and release my healthcare provider and his or her institution or practice from any claims I may have about the telehealth visit.

Thanks for submitting!

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