No. CPHP is an independent agency of the Colorado Medical Board (CMB) . Approximately 20% of CPHP cases are referred by the CMB. The cases that are known to the CMB are primarily referred by the CMB to CPHP for evaluation. Even in situations in which the CMB is involved and CPHP must send a report to the CMB, CPHP furnishes only information that is necessary for the CMB to carry out its mission and function. CPHP receives referrals from a wide variety of referral sources and the CMB is one of those sources.
CPHP’s policies and operating procedures regarding confidentiality are based on state and federal laws. In order for any information to be released, the participant must sign a consent form. As with any organization or provider of mental health related services, state and federal law require CPHP to take the necessary steps to ensure safety. That is, if an individual presents a danger to self or others, breaking confidentiality may be necessary and in some cases, considered mandatory by law.