What information about the participant must the treatment program keep confidential?
(1) Treatment programs must follow the confidentiality requirements contained in chapter 18.19
RCW for registered counselors and certified professionals.
(2) All program participants and guests must agree in writing not to disclose the identity of group participants or personal information about the participants.
(3) A treatment program must keep all communications between the participant and direct treatment staff confidential unless:
(a) The participant has signed a release of information; or
(b) The program is legally required to release the information.
(4) The treatment program may audio or video tape group sessions only when all participants grant written consent that gives details about the specific uses for the tape. The program must obtain an additional consent statement from each participant to permit use of the tape for any purpose other than the purposes specified in the original consent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150
. WSR 01-08-046, § 388-60-0135, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]