To ensure the privacy and confidentiality of every client, Chiron adheres to a strict set of federal and state privacy regulations, as well as internal policies regarding client rights. These polices specifically protect the confidentiality of client identity and client clinical information.
While in treatment at Chiron, clients have certain rights and responsibilities granted by federal laws. Chiron is fully compliant with:
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
- 42 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 2 regulations
- DCF (Department of Children and Family)
Personal Disclosures: Chiron works within legal and ethical guidelines to protect your confidentiality during an addiction recovery treatment program. We will not willingly violate your confidentiality unless there is a concern that you may pose a threat to your life or to another person. In these cases, we are obligated by law to notify authorities in an effort to protect you and others.
Anonymity: Anonymity is the cornerstone of every 12-Step recovery program. It is imperative that clients and family members not discuss other clients’ issues or concerns. Violation of a anonymity is a serious concern and considered a federal offense.
Client Handbook: Each client will receive the Chiron Client Handbook at the onset of admission. For a complete list of client rights, please refer to the Client Handbook under the section Notice of Privacy Practices. The Client Handbook also outlines the responsibilities that are required of Chiron clients during their stay.