Tag Archives: immunity from liability

“Immunity from Liability” vs. “No Liability”

Last month I wrote about dangerous patient issues and the nature and breadth of the mental health practitioner’s duty to protect third [...]

Immunity From Liability

In most states, therapists and counselors are given “immunity from liability” in limited circumstances. It is useful to know when [...]

The Dangerous Patient

... The topic of dangerous patient bears revisiting from time to time, both because there are new readers and because the topic is [...]

The Dangerous Patient – Again!

… Two separate events spurred me to once again write about this topic. First, the Governor of California signed a bill into law in July [...]

Confidentiality and the Dangerous Patient

Although I have previously written about this topic on several occasions (see Archives), the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech in April [...]

Immunities from Liability

… While I have written about this topic before in a variety of contexts, it is worth repeating and consolidating. Therapists and [...]

Immunity From Liability

Most child abuse reporting laws provide immunity from liability for those mandated reporters who make a child abuse report that is [...]

Confidentiality and Child Abuse Reporting

The duty to report child abuse is one of the exceptions to the practitioner’s legal and ethical duty of confidentiality. Many [...]