believes that effective mental health
treatment can only occur within a clearly defined agreement between the
therapist and the client/guardian.
NEOBH has created a number of
documents that contain important information regarding how treatment
will proceed, the risks and benefits of treatment (informed consent),
financial expectations, etc. NEOBH also follows all state and federal
guidelines related to privacy practices, rights and safeguards related
to records produced during the treatment process. Finally, NEOBH is
certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) as a Community
Mental Health Center. This means that NEOBH must inform clients of
specific Client Rights related to treatment, including grievance
clients are provided with data regarding
confidentiality, informed consent and the privacy of records during
their first session, and are asked to provide signed evidence of
receipt of this data. In the case of some specialized services (such as Custody Evaluations), additional data is
provided regarding mutual expectations.
data from other sources (such as
school records, previous treatment records) may be important to the
assessment/treatment process. In the case that such data is needed, the
client/guardian is asked to sign a Release of Information that clearly
lists the data to be released.
some of the Service Agreement forms currently in use at NEOBH: