All medical and counseling records at Parton are confidential and are completely separate from all other College records. Students have the right to revoke or restrict authorization to share health care information, and Parton will not release any information about you without your written permission, except under the following conditions:
- As authorized or required by law (i.e., when we are presented with a valid court order requiring us to release records);
- As necessary to protect you or others from a serious threat to health or safety;
- As necessary to notify parents and deans when you have a serious mental or physical health problem and are unable to assume responsibility for notifying others.
In addition, Parton medical, sports medicine, and counseling staff confer with one another as needed to provide integrated care for you. Parton also works with Porter Hospital and the Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC) to ensure a full range of medical and mental health options for students; when students receive treatment at multiple offices we exchange only such information as is needed to maintain continuity of care. Students may make requests to Parton, Porter or CSAC to revoke or restrict authorization to share such information.
While this written summary of confidentiality and its limits should prove helpful in informing you, it is important that we discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. We are happy to discuss these issues with you.