Category Archives: Risk Management

How to Power Through a Malpractice Lawsuit

It’s not easy to get through a lawsuit – and malpractice risks are all-too-common for mental and even allied health professionals. The [...]

Top Liability Risks for Psychiatrists

Sound, heavily documented care is no doubt one of the top methods of protection when facing claims and working with patients. As a [...]

Legal Model for Therapeutic Supervised Parenting Time

In high conflict domestic relations and custody cases, courts often order that a parent may be required to have “therapeutic supervised [...]

Legal Model for Reintegration Therapy

In domestic relations and custody cases, courts may order that a therapist assist in reuniting a child and parent, when the parent has [...]

Responding to Requests for Children’s Treatment Records

Special care should be taken by therapists when a child is receiving counseling services, and the child’s parent requests a copy of all [...]

Age of Consent for Mental Health Treatment in the State of Georgia

In general, Georgia law provides that the age of majority is 18 years, and every person under 18 is a minor, according to O.C.G.A. [...]

Coaching or Counseling: That is the Question!

Under the terms of “coaching” transcript to transcript, a therapist/counselor must be able to prove the differences between coaching [...]

Business Associate or Not

The 2014 OCR audit is just around the corner, and you should know where you stand with HIPAA. New changes strike up confusion for many [...]

Scope Of Competence / Scope Of License

… May a licensed marriage and family therapist or a licensed professional clinical counselor provide a patient or client with some kind [...]

Procedural Due Process

This term generally involves the basic legal principle that if an administrative agency of the government is going to take away a [...]

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