As a Registered Massage Therapist I collect and maintain records regarding my clients health and the treatments that we do together. This information belongs to the client. I am a custodian of the physical record that exists. I take this responsibility seriously. I keep my records in an off-site location to better ensure their securty. When a client comes in for an initial treatment they fill out a health history form. At the end of my work day this form travels with me to my secure offsite location (my locked bedroom, in my shared house). In general I complete my treatment notes at the end of my day, so for followup treatments the health history and treatment records dont travel back and forth from the clinic. Although, every year the health history must be updated so occasionally I will bring it, or a new form to collect the updated information.
I never share this information without explicit written permission from the client. I am happy to share and be involved in a circle of trusted caregivers!
If you have any concerns please contact me
Here are some links to legal specifics regarding H.I.P.A. and P.I.P.E.D.A