Client Bill of Rights 

Know Your Rights 

Consumers of marriage and family therapy services offered by marriage and family therapists (LMFT) licensed by the State of Minnesota have the right:

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To expect that a therapist has met the minimal qualifications of training and experience required by state law.

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To examine public records maintained by the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, which contain the credentials of a therapist.

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To obtain a copy of the code of ethics from the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 330, Minneapolis, MN  55414-3222.

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To report complaints to the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy by calling (612) 617-2220.

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To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services.

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To privacy as defined by rule and law.

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 To be free from being the subject of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, or other unlawful category while receiving services.

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To have access to their records as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.335, subdivision 2.

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To be free from exploitation for the benefit or advantage of a therapist.

Consumers of Social Work Service offered by a Social Worker Licensed (LICSW) by the State of Minnesota have the right:

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To be informed of the social worker’s license status, education, training and experience;

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To examine public records maintained by the Board of Social Work which contains the credentials of a social worker; 

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To obtain a copy of the Grounds for Disciplinary or Corrective Action Standards of Practice and Ethical Conduct from the Minnesota Board of Social Work from the State Register and Public Documents Division, Department of Administration, 117 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114-1095; 

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To report complaints to the Minnesota Board of Social Work; 2829 University Avenue SE; suite 340; Mpls., MN 55414-3237;

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To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services; 

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To privacy as defined by rule and law; 

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To be free from being the object of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, or other unlawful category while receiving social work services;

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To have access to their records as provided in subpart 1a and Minnesota Statutes, Section 144.335, subdivision 2; and

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 To be free from exploitation for the benefit or advantage of the social worker. 

Consumers of Drug and Alcohol Counseling/Services offered by a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) by the State of Minnesota have the right:

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To expect that the provider meets the minimum qualifications of training and experience required by state law;

2.

To examine public records maintained by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy that contain the credentials of the provider;

3.

To report complaints to the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy;

4.

To  be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services;

5.

To privacy as defined and limited by law and rule;

6.

To be free from being the object of unlawful discrimination while receiving counseling services;

7.

Have access to their records as provided in sections 144.92 and 148F.135, subdivision 1, except as otherwise provided by law;

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 Be free from exploitation for the benefit or advantage of the provider;

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 To terminate services at any time, except as otherwise provided by law or court order;

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To know the intended recipients of assessment results;

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Withdraw consent to release assessment results, unless the right is prohibited by law or court order or was waived by prior written agreement;

12.

A nontechnical description of assessment procedures; and

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 A nontechnical explanation and interpretation of assessment results, unless this right is prohibited by law or court order or was waived by prior written agreement.