Category Archives: Ethics and HIPAA

Answers to April Review

In the April 2020 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I asked twenty questions on a variety of topics. My answers to those [...]

PSYCHOTHERAPIST-PATIENT SEX -Retrospective and Perspective

In the late 1980’s I asked a question of a group of therapists who were providing me with their input as I prepared to draft [...]

Fees – Reminders

Some practitioners struggle, especially as they enter the profession or start a new business, perhaps online, with the setting of fees [...]

Patient Reveals Sex With Prior Therapist – Protecting the Public?

Some may ask why there is no requirement for the subsequent therapist to report such alleged unlawful or criminal behavior on the part [...]

Confidentiality – Seeking Patient Referrals via Social Media

...Practitioners must always be aware of the duty of confidentiality and must be certain that they are not revealing enough information [...]

Tom Hartsell, Attorney at Law

Over the last decade, more than 500,000 people chose CPH & Associates for liability insurance. Because our business is specialized, we [...]

Todd Atkins, Attorney at Law

Todd Atkins, one of CPH & Associates’ help line attorneys, has been practicing civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants [...]

A Brief Review of Some Duties and Requirements

What are the various duties or obligations of a licensed mental health practitioner? Are there both legal duties and ethical duties, [...]

Violation of Ethics Code – Notification of Licensing Board?

Can your license be revoked or otherwise disciplined by the state licensing board for a violation of the code of ethics of the [...]

Conviction of a Crime

Do you believe that a licensed mental health professional should lose his or her license (and perhaps a successful career) after the [...]

Potpourri

Administrative Due Process – The term “administrative due process” refers to the due process rights of licensed mental health [...]

Mental Illness, Guns and Dangerous Patients

It seems that every time there is a mass shooting event, followed by an outcry for gun control legislation (and school safety), there [...]

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