Exceptions to confidentiality include:
Suspected child abuse, dependant adult abuse, or elder abuse - as mandated by State law.
To protect human life - such as if a client is presenting a clear, immediate, and credible threat of life-endangering intent toward a specific person or persons.
- To protect a client from a "clear and immediate" life-threatening situation - such as suicidal intent, or seriously diminished capacity to function.
- As mandated by State or Federal court order.