AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

“Immunity from Liability” vs. “No Liability”

Last month I wrote about dangerous patient issues and the nature and breadth of the mental health [...]

The Importance of Research in Nursing Practice

When I was reviewing nursing research on the Web, I came across an interesting study done in 2010 [...]

Rick Rubio: Kona’s Mobile Personal Trainer

I recently opened a business in Kona, Hawaii called Kona Fitness. I have been active my whole [...]

Great News! Texas Marriage & Family Therapists Can Continue to Diagnose

Had the court of appeals decision been allowed to stand another suit probably would have been [...]

Nursing Assistants Violate Resident’s Privacy and Other Rights

Regardless of where you work in health care, your facility should have clear policies and [...]

When Releases and Waivers Don’t Work – Thoughts for Fitness Professionals

We have devoted considerable time and space in this column to provide examples of cases filed [...]

The Importance of Consent Forms in Your Mental Health Practice

Reducing your risk as a mental health practitioner is key to protecting your practice. Mental [...]

What are State-Based First Offender Programs?

Many states have passed criminal laws called First Offender Programs that can be very helpful to [...]

Spotlight Interview – Karim Tonsy

Karim believes that the most rewarding aspect of his career, hands down, is when a client leaves [...]

Teletherapy – The Do’s, The Don’ts and the In-between

It’s not good practice to add teletherapy into your repertoire, before knowing what your state [...]

Nurse Practitioners and Professional Negligence Lawsuits

Nurses are concerned about their potential liability for patient care and advanced practice [...]

Daily Inspection of Exercise Band Helps Win Defendant’s Verdict – Upheld on Appeal

While we have examined personal trainer duties and responsibilities in reference to the provision [...]

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