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    I have found the following reliable sources of information that I would consult when creating my practice with regard to client records and their protection.

    1. 2010 APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
    2. APA Record Keeping Guidelines 2008
    3. APA Division 29 Telepsychology Guidelines

    However I need (5) additional reliable sources of information with regard to client records and their protection include the pros and cons of its use. Thoughts and or personal preferences welcome

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    Hi student,

    Listed below are professional organizations with a paraphrase of their ethical guidelines to protect client and client information

    Behavior analysts who engage in assessment, therapy, teaching, research, organizational consulting, or other professional activities maintain a reasonable level of awareness of current scientific and professional information in their fields of activity. Guidelines governing their practice are paraphrased as follow:

    Maintaining Confidentiality.
    2.07c- Behavior analysts (BA) minimize intrusions on privacy, behavior analysts include only information germane to communication such as written and oral reports, and/or consultations.
    (d) They discuss confidential information obtained in clinical or consulting relationships, or evaluative data only for appropriate scientific or professional purposes, or persons of concern.
    2.08 Maintaining Records.
    Behavior analysts maintain appropriate confidentiality in creating, storing, accessing, transferring, and disposing of records under their control, whether these are written, automated, or in any other medium.
    Behavior analysts maintain and dispose of records in accordance with applicable laws or regulations.
    2.09(a) Behavior analysts disclose confidential information without the consent of the individual only as mandated by law, or where permitted by law for a valid purpose,
    (b) Behavior analysts may disclose confidential information with the appropriate consent of the individual or organizational client (or of another legally authorized person) on behalf of the client unless prohibited by law.


    The code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association (ACA, 2004)) sets forth guidelines for ethical responsibilities of its members, and is designed to assist its members in constructing a professional course of action to utilize counseling services and promote the values of the counseling profession. The code serves as the basis for processing ethical complaints and inquiries against its members. Section B refers to the confidentiality and protection of health information in the following summary:
    B.1c—respect for confidentiality counselors do not share confidential information without client consent or without legal or ethical justification.
    B.2c-- under court ordered disclosure when subpoenaed to release confidential or privileged information without a client's permission.
    B.3c—on Information shared with others, counselors make every effort to ensure that privacy and confidentiality of clients are maintained for subordinated members (e.g., ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses the additional and reliable sources that are needed for the protection of clients and their records.