Licensed Professional Counselors in Oregon abide by a code of ethics and are overseen by the Oregon Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
As a client of an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselors [or Registered Intern] you have the following rights:
• To expect that a licensee has met the minimal qualifications of training and experience required by state law:
• To examine public records maintained by the Board and to have the Board confirm credentials of a licensee;
• To obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics;
• To report complaints to the Board;
• To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services;
• To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule and law, including the following exceptions: 1) Reporting suspected child abuse; 2) Reporting imminent danger to client or others; 3) Reporting information required in court proceedings or by client’s insurance company, or other relevant agencies; 4) Providing information concerning licensee case consultation or supervision; and 5) Defending claims brought by client against licensee;
• To be free from being the object of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, or other unlawful category while receiving services.
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