Category Archives: Ethics and HIPAA

Communication With Other Health Professionals

… While much has been written about confidentiality over the years, I was recently reminded of the reality that many licensed mental [...]

Crimes and Confidentiality

In the December 2014 issue of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin I asked a series of questions related to past criminal acts committed by [...]

Duty to Warn

Media coverage of the March 2015 tragic airplane crash in the French Alps once again brought to the fore the related issues of a [...]

Confidentiality: Some Basics Revisited

For those who care about their profession as a psychotherapist, marriage and family therapist, mental health or professional counselor [...]

Confidentiality – Insurance Reimbursement

The duty of confidentiality is often on the minds of practitioners when it comes to dealing with insurance companies and insurance [...]

Fictitious Business Names

Do not use a fictitious business name (d/b/a) that is false, misleading, or deceptive. While this statement is easily understood, some [...]

Barter, Neglect, Violence Towards Patients, and Patient Outings

In the February 2014 issue of the AVOIDING LIABILITY BULLETIN, I raised many questions for the reader’s thought, research, and [...]

Advertising, Statute of Limitations, Yelling at a Client

In the February 2014 issue of the AVOIDING LIABILITY BULLETIN, I raised many questions for the reader’s thought, research, and [...]

Avoiding Liability – Revisiting Some Basics

This article will address, more broadly, the very title of this monthly column – “avoiding liability.” Seemingly, all therapists and [...]

Alphabet Soup (A through M) – A Potpourri of Issues/Questions

The following questions and information are intended to stimulate thought, research, and discussion. I will address some of these [...]

Do You Know Your ABCs?

Here’s something different. These questions, a few of which may seem far-fetched or odd, have arisen in the past in actual practice [...]

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