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To: Mr. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Mandate that Institutions of Higher Education Make Parents and Students Aware of HIPAA and FERPA ...

Reason for signing

  • As a mental health professional, I am required to inform all clients about confidentiality and privacy laws. When a young adult aged 18 or over sees me for psychotherapy and a parent is paying for therapy, I request the client's permission to explain confidentiality and privacy issues to the parent and I explicitly ask the young adult what kind of communication he or she would like me to maintain with the parent (if any). We need to respect privacy and confidentiality, while providing famil...