Category Archives: Ethics and HIPAA

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 [...]

Mandatory Reporting, Confidentiality When Communicating With Other Health Care Professionals and Access to Records vs. Subpoena for Records

Most licensed mental health practitioners are aware of their duty to report knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse, elder [...]

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