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Licensure & Confidentiality

Licensure

The counseling staff of the Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services department is licensed by the State of Michigan.

For More Information:
Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services
(231) 591-3057
ecds@ferris.edu

Confidentiality

All ECDS individual records are confidential.  Information from your individual records will not be disclosed without your written consent, to the extent protected by law, with the exceptions described below. The following guidelines about the treatment of such information have been adopted by ECDS.  These guidelines incorporate relevant state and federal regulations, as well as ethical standards for counselors:


There are some cases, however, in which we are required by law to take action:
  • ECDS faculty/staff believe a student is in imminent danger of causing serious harm to him/herself or another person, including the transmission of potentially lethal, contagious diseases, we are obligated by law to take action to protect the student and/or inform the other person(s) and relevant authorities.
  • ECDS faculty/staff has cause to believe that a child, elderly, or disabled individual has been or may be abused or neglected, the clinician is required to make a report to the appropriate state agency.
  • Records are requested by a valid subpoena or court order.
  • If a suit or complaint is filed against our office, the student's records may be released to other university officials, and all relevant appropriate individuals. 

 

For More Information:
Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services
(231) 591-3057
ecds@ferris.edu