The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse, dependant adult abuse, or elder abuse, for which therapists are required by law to report to appropriate authorities.
- If a client threatens serious bodily harm to another person/s, therapists must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, therapists make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If a clients does not cooperate, therapists take further measures without client permission provided by law in order to ensure client safety.