Tag Archives: Risk management

The Importance of Consent Forms in Your Mental Health Practice

Infоrmеd consent rеfеrѕ to the рrосеѕѕ whereby thе раtіеnt аnd thе рrасtіtіоnеr engage іn a dіаlоguе аbоut a proposed trеаtmеnt'ѕ [...]

Boards of Nursing and Their Disciplinary Powers

Your state board of nursing has the authority to administer and enforce the state nurse practice act. This power is broad and includes [...]

Personal Trainers and Nutritional Supplements – Sell or Don’t Sell?

The sale of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports drinks and other similar consumables is big business in the United States. By [...]

The Importance of HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA compliance is one of the biggest areas of question, concern and overall success of medical professionals. We can talk all day [...]

Legal & Risk Management Concerns for Fitness Professionals

So far in 2015, at least two significant cases against …

Scope of License

… Each licensed mental health professional and other licensees are governed by a licensing law of some kind that will usually define [...]

Hugs and Other Touching

I have been asked for my opinion about hugging that may occur between a patient and a therapist or counselor. Is it proper? Is it [...]

Gifts – To and From Patients

… I have been asked to comment on how I feel about a therapist or counselor giving or receiving a gift from or to a patient. Is it [...]

What is Risk Management and How Does it Help Me?

The June 1st bulletin discussed certification in the area of your nursing specialty as one example of risk management.  You may be most [...]