Your privacy and client confidentiality are incredibly important and not things we take lightly here at The Good Life.
It’d be easy enough to leave it at that, but we don’t think that’s enough. One of our core tenants – both for personal recovery and as a business principle – is trust. We believe trust needs to be earned and that’s what this information is all about.
If you have any questions, about confidentiality or anything else, please don’t hesitate to reach out today.
There are a number of laws that protect you or your loved one through the entire treatment process. This includes pre-treatment, during treatment, and several years post-treatment.
The big ones are Client Rights, HIPAA, and Title 42’s Code of Federal Regulations Part 2. Find a detailed breakdown of each below.
Upon admission into the drug and alcohol treatment center at The Good Life Treatment Center, each client will be given a client orientation handbook that outlines all of your rights. We believe in respectful treatment of all clients, and family members, and staff while providing a safe and supportive environment at our alcohol and drug rehab center. Our treatment center provides a system to ensure that the rights of each patient and their family members are preserved and protected.
It is our legal responsibility to ensure each patient’s confidentiality, as mandated by federal state law. All staff at The Good Life Treatment Center is dedicated to upholding these standards in all communications and records.
There are a number of rights our clients are entitled to. These aren’t negotiable and apply to everyone who walks through our doors.
It’s important to note that many of the following rights aren’t merely lip service. They’re inferred or outright stipulated by both HIPAA and Part 2 of Title 42’s Code of Federal Regulations.
What do we mean when we say client rights? Well, we’re talking about things like:
Sounds good, right? Give us a call today at (561) 250-8552 to learn more about client confidentiality and its positive impact on personal recovery.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (of 1996). It’s a piece of legislation that provides privacy and security for patient medical information.
What that means for the non-lawyers among us is that your loved one needs to sign certain releases of information before any clinicians, doctors, or recovery professionals can talk to you, or anyone else, about them.
This express consent is better known as the Privacy Rule. It’s an often annoying part of the treatment experience, but it protects both you and your loved one’s medical records to the full extent of the law.
This is an incredibly long and detailed explanation of the confidentiality rights of patients attending a drug or alcohol treatment center.
It would take us around 50,000 words to explain the entire thing and no one wants that. The gist is that, just like HIPAA, there are serious ramifications for breaking the confidentiality or privacy of anyone in treatment.
The Code can be found in full at the Federal Government’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations website.
While that’s a fairly simple way of describing privacy’s positive impact on you or your loved one’s treatment – it’s also 100% true.
In other words, knowing that you and your family are protected under the full extent of the law does more than simply ease the family’s mind. It allows out clients to be completely engaged in the recovery process.
You don’t have to worry about what you share during one-on-ones or groups. You don’t have to worry about the stigma so often attached to recovery. You don’t have to worry about friends or coworkers finding out about your time in treatment.
You only have to worry about getting better.
Our facility is located right next to the beach and we strive to make your recovery as comfortable and up-scale as possible.
Recovery is not easy, but our team of specialists will walk with you every step of the way so that you can live the sober life you deserve.
Our facility is a smaller and more intimate setting that you will not get lost in. We will always make sure there is someone available for you.
At The Good Life Treatment Center, you will receive a personalized treatment plan, and you will be treated like a person, not a file.