We follow the current applicable Federal and State laws with regard to client confidentiality as they relate to the client-clinician relationship. We are Healthcare Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant. We have each client sign a HIPPA policy form outlining their rights as a client with regard to HIPAA and the client-clinician relationship. We only release client records with client permission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Dr. Garlock.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without the written permission of the client.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Dr. Garlock does not practice medicine, chiropractic medicine, allopathic medicine, accupuncture and does not diagnose or treat medical conditions. If you are seeking medical advice or medical treatment, please contact your Physician for these medical services. Only qualified medical personnel in the State of Texas may diagnose and treat medical conditions. Dr. Garlock mlakes no claims related to the treatment of physical conditions and does not provide medical treatment or pharmacological treatment. Please feel free to discuss this disclaimer with Dr. Garlock prior to scheduling an appointment.