Policies & Procedures
Privacy & Confidentiality
Our counseling and testing center is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and secure environment that values privacy and confidentiality. No one outside the Georgia State Counseling and Testing center may be given information regarding a clients counseling status or have access to medical records without the client’s consent [written consent]. Georgia State University Counseling and Testing professional staff will also not confirm or respond to any inquiries regarding the counseling participation of any student. This includes, but is not limited to: family, spouses, romantic partners, friends, co-workers, employers, professors, or university officials outside of the Counseling & Testing Center. No health record information becomes part of a student’s academic record.
Exceptions to Confidentiality
However, if we believe that you are immediately and seriously dangerous to yourself or to an identifiable third person, we are legally required to try to keep you safe and to warn anyone else you might try to harm. Also, if we hear about child abuse or elder abuse taking place in the present, we are required to report this to appropriate state authorities. If we or our records are subpoenaed in a legal proceeding, we may be required to release the records.