If an individual requests the Wellness Center to share healthcare or counseling information they must complete and submit to the Wellness Center a Release of Information. All information about a student is considered confidential and is to be released only to authorized personnel.
We are not permitted by law to disclose any counseling information to a parent, guardian, or anyone else without the consent of the student unless the student is mentally incapacitated or threatens to harm him/herself or someone else.
This means that any information disclosed during your contact with Kettering University Wellness Center will be kept strictly confidential as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and by applicable ethical standards.
The State of Michigan’s Laws Related to Advocate Confidentiality
Confidential communication between a domestic violence or sexual assault counselor and victim shall not be admissible in evidence in any civil or criminal proceeding without consent. (See People v. Stenaway, 521 NW2d 557 (Mich.1994) and MCR 6.201 (c) creating procedure for in camera review and possible disclosure).