The Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act of 1996 (HIPAA) prevents The Mind Clinic from disclosing any information about its clients. The Mind Clinic deeply respects the privacy of its clients and requires the signature of a written release form by the client before information is passed on. This includes, but is not limited to, requests by relatives, employers and insurances. If you are a third party, please first obtain the written permission by the client before approaching The Mind Clinic. Exceptions to this policy include if clients threatens their own lives or the lives of others, or in case of suspected abuse of dependents. In these cases, The Mind Clinic is legally obligated to report to the appropriate authorities.