Tag Archives: reporting patient threats

Dangerous Patients

Are you permitted or required to warn when the patient threatens serious and imminent harm to another? Would a claim of privilege be [...]

Dangerous Patients and the “Tarasoff Duty”

… Wow - what a problem exists in California! Therapists are in somewhat of a precarious situation for a number of reasons related to a) [...]

Dangerous Patients and the Therapist’s Duty

… In a previous issue of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin, under the heading of Dangerous Patients and the “Tarasoff Duty”(April 2005, [...]

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 [...]

Preventing Gun & Other Violence…The Dangerous Patient

With the President, Vice-President, and Congress focusing on the prevention of gun violence as a result of yet another horrifying [...]