Tag Archives: Avoiding Liability For Mental Health Professionals

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 [...]

TELEHEALTH AND COVID 19 – Thoughts and Outlook

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, or Covid-19, the delivery of medical and mental health services via telehealth is garnering [...]

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 [...]

April Check-In: Review Your Practice

The purpose of this issue of the Bulletin is to review aspects of practice that may raise questions or dilemmas for practitioners and [...]

Child Abuse Reporting Issues

One area of practice that can create a dilemma for practitioners is when a minor patient informs the treating practitioner that she is [...]

Complaints Against Child Custody Evaluators

One of the common complaints against practitioners who are allowed by state law to perform child custody evaluations comes from the [...]

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 [...]

October’s True or False Answers

Avoiding Liability Bulletin – November 2019 NOTE: In the October …

True or False

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

Scope of License / Child Abuse Reporting  / Signed Authorization to Release Confidential Information

In the May 2019 issue of this Bulletin, I asked whether the reader (presumably, a licensed mental health practitioner) was permitted to [...]

Emancipated Minors and Child Abuse | Abuse of a Spouse – Can It Ever Be Lawfully Reported By The Practitioner?

In last month’s Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I wrote about child abuse reporting laws and the circumstances under which a failure to [...]

Scope of License / Failure to Report Child Abuse

Malpractice (professional liability) insurance does not typically provide coverage for claims or suits arising out of any business or [...]