Early Intervention Unit strictly adheres to rules of CONFIDENTIALITY,
protecting the privacy of anyone who reaches out to us.
Procedurally, there are 2 events that EIU peer counselors
cannot keep confidential:
CONFIDENTIALITY CANNOT BE MAINTAINED
- A person poses a clear and present danger to him or
herself, or others.
- He or she has committed, confessed to, or revealed
details of a serious crime.
any one of the above revelations is made to an EIU peer counselor, he or she
must make the appropriate notifications.
important things to note:
- EIU peer counselors do not take notes of any kind
during or after a “one-on-one” consultation that is voluntarily initiated by a
member of the service.
- If the member of the service is on duty at the time of
the consultation, a record is maintained only to verify the MOS’s
whereabouts. Details of the
interview are NOT recorded.
- Current federal and state Laws do not protect the
confidentiality of any EAP (Employee Assistance Program) contact as it does
for mental health professionals, lawyers, or clergy.