Category Archives: Risk Management

New Texas Abortion Statute

On September 1st, 2021 Texas Senate Bill No. 8, known as the Texas Heartbeat Act, became law.  Its intention was to severely limit a [...]

Emotional Abuse of Children

There is a belief by some who have examined this issue that there is an underreporting of emotional abuse of children and that this [...]

Duty to the Patient – When Does It Begin?

Licensed mental health practitioners often discuss the issue and process of termination of treatment, including the question of when [...]

KEEPING TREATMENT RECORDS – HOW MUCH?

From an ethical and legal point of view, a mental health practitioner should keep that amount of records that is consistent with sound [...]

Do You Know Your ABC’s…?

Do You Know Your ABC’s…? A. Advertising that one has been “in practice for seven years,” when in fact the person has been licensed [...]

THE ALPHABET – SOME HINTS ON AVOIDING LIABILITY

I thought I might have a bit of fun going back to my ABCs and that you might find some of these brief items helpful. The thought here [...]

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 [...]

October’s True or False Answers – Part 2

In the October 2019 issue of this Bulletin, I asked twenty-five questions regarding various areas of practice (and the law) that may be [...]

True or False

Something different this month! Answering (true/false/ depends!) and pondering the following questions will test your knowledge of some [...]

Fees – Reminders

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

Supervisor Vulnerability

Avoiding Liability Bulletin – February 2019 The discussion that follows …

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 [...]

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