Guidance & Balance on Your Spiritual & Emotional Path
 Health Privacy Policy
I understand that your health care information, including counseling appointments, is personal. I am committed to maintaining the confidentiality of this information and providing you with information regarding our privacy practices. Information about your appointments at Sukha Integrative Health is confidential and cannot be disclosed to others without your written consent.  Because I do not deal with insurance companies your privacy is even more protected. 
Sukha Integrative Health complies with state and federal laws regulating confidentiality as well as professional ethical codes. There are some exceptions to confidentiality, typically involving imminent risk of self-harm or abuse of others.
You may revoke all such authorizations at any time, provided each revocation is in writing. You may not revoke an authorization to the extent that Sukha Integrative Health has relied on that authorization in providing services on your behalf.

Limits of Confidentiality
Sukha Integrative Health may use or disclose PHI without your consent or authorization in the certain circumstances, including the following:
Child Abuse – If your counselor has reasonable cause to believe a child known to him/her in his/her professional capacity may be an abused child or a neglected child, your counselor must report this belief in accordance with the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
Adult and Domestic Abuse – If your counselor has reason to believe that an individual (who is protected by state law) has been abused, neglected, or financially exploited, he/she must report this belief in accordance with the Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Act.
Serious Threat to Health or Safety – If your counselor believed that you present an imminent, serious risk of physical or mental injury or death to yourself, he/she may make disclosures he/she considers necessary to protect you from harm. If you communicate to your counselor a specific threat of imminent harm against another individual or if he/she believes that there is clear, imminent risk of physical or mental injury being inflicted against another individual, he/she may make disclosures that he/she believes are necessary to protect that individual from harm in accordance with the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.