HIPAA

CONFIDENTIALITY

All information disclosed within clinical sessions and the written record pertaining to those sessions, are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your written permission, except where disclosure is required by law. Disclosure may be required in the following circumstances: when there is a reasonable suspicion of child or elder abuse or neglect; when a client presents a danger to him/herself or to others; or is gravely disabled.

Disclosure may also be required pursuant to a legal proceeding. If you place your mental status at issue in litigations by yourself, the defendant may have the right to obtain the psychological evaluation records and/or testimony by Dr. Greenberg. When couples and or families are being evaluated or interviewed together, different family members may at times, be evaluated or interviewed separately. In these circumstances, confidentiality and privilege do not apply between the couple or the family members. Dr. Greenberg will use her clinical judgment if and when revealing such information.

If, during psychological evaluations, there is a clinical emergency, or Dr. Greenberg has reasonable concern regarding the client’s ability to maintain his/her own personal safety, or the client’s possible risk of harm to another person, Dr. Greenberg is ethically and legally required to exercise whatever actions, within the limits of the law, are possible to prevent the client from injuring him/herself or others. For this purpose, Dr. Greenberg may also contact the person listed on the Intake Form for emergencies.

 

PAYMENTS

Telephone conversations, site visits, report writing and reading, consultation with other professionals, release of information, extended sessions, travel time, etc. will be charged at the standard fee rate, unless otherwise agreed upon.

Please notify Dr. Greenberg if any problem arises regarding your ability to make timely payments. Please note that forensic psychological evaluations are not covered by medical insurance providers.

If your account becomes unpaid or overdue, and there is no written agreement for a payment plan, Dr. Greenberg may use legal means (court, collection agency, etc.) to recover all fees and collection costs due and payable.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservations of a time specific for each client, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for rescheduling or canceling an appointment.

Rhonda E. Greenberg, Psy. D.
Licensed Psychologist  NJ  #3545 PA  #008601-L