The Neighborhood Counseling Center strictly adheres to all Federal, State and Local laws pertaining to patient confidentiality. The privacy rights of our patients are of major importance to our agency. All agency employees are thoroughly informed and trained in the area of patient confidentiality.
All individuals who receive service form NCC immediately receive a privacy notice outlining the rights of patients and the agency’s practices with respect to all areas involving protected health information and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that became effective on April 14, 2003.
Providing agency consumers with information about the agency’s practices in the areas of confidentiality and protected health information is considered a priority. It is the agency’s perspective that it is essential that the individual who receives such services must be appropriately informed about these important issues.