Privacy is protected by Federal and State confidentiality laws.  We strive to be HIPAA compliant. 

Minor Rights and Confidentiality

Oregon law does not give minors (someone under age 18) a "right" to confidentiality or parents a "right" to access their child's records.         However, most people, minors included, expect some level of confidentiality when receiving mental health services.

Access to Treatment for minors:

A minor who is 14 years or older may access outpatient mental health services independently and without their parent's consent.  However, the provider is expected to involve parents at some point in the minor's treatment, unless:

Involvement does not necessarily mean that adults have access to a minor's mental health records.

Mandatory Reporting:

There are times when a provider may report confidential information.  These include:

For further questions regarding privacy, please ask a professional staff member or go to Confidentiality Information Form