Monthly Archives: March 2017

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 against fitness professionals, [...]

Spotlight Interview – Karim Tonsy

Karim believes that the most rewarding aspect of his career, hands down, is when a client leaves with a smile on their face

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 brought to address a similar situation [...]

What are State-Based First Offender Programs?

Many states have passed criminal laws called First Offender Programs that can be very helpful to you as a nurse. If you have been [...]

The Importance of Consent Forms in Your Mental Health Practice

Infоrmеd consent rеfеrѕ to the рrосеѕѕ whereby thе раtіеnt аnd thе рrасtіtіоnеr engage іn a dіаlоguе аbоut a proposed trеаtmеnt'ѕ [...]

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 licensing ruling is and if your [...]

Meeting Resistance? Take Heart!

It happens. Sooner or later, virtually all clients/patients become resistant to our professional help. They forget appointments or [...]

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 of exercise equipment to clients, a [...]

Nurse Practitioners and Professional Negligence Lawsuits

Nurses are concerned about their potential liability for patient care and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are no exception. [...]

Dangerous Patients – Duty to Warn / Duty to Protect

I have written extensively on this topic in this Avoiding Liability Bulletin and elsewhere. Over the years, statutes may have been [...]