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Legal and Ethical Issues with Technology in Mental Health

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Articulate the legal and ethical codes that relate to utilizing technology while providing mental health services.
  2. Establish ethical practices to ensure safety when utilizing telemental health services.
  3. Consider ethical dilemmas clinicians may face related to therapeutic boundaries with respect to utilizing technology in clinical practice.
  4. Specify interjurisdictional laws and regulations for using technology in clinical practice.
  5. Consider cultural differences when using technology and articulate how this may inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Utilize an ethical decision making framework to recognize, analyze, resolve or prevent ethical dilemmas in your clinical practice.

Outline

Ethics of Using Technology

The Benefits of Using Technology

Risks and Reluctance to Using Technology

Safety Concerns When Using Technology

Using Technology Across Different States

Laws Concerning Technology

Skype, Cell Phones, Computers and Social Media

Resources for Using Technology

Copyright : 04/20/2017

Alabama Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

  1. Specify the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Alabama limits on confidentiality.
  2. Compile updates on HIPAA and Alabama laws and regulations.
  3. Determine risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Analyze the Alabama legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Explore the differences for treatment of minors.

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Objectives

  1. Specify the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Alabama limits on confidentiality.
  2. Compile updates on HIPAA and Alabama laws and regulations.
  3. Determine risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Analyze the Alabama legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Explore the differences for treatment of minors.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 05/24/2017

Arizona Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

OUTLINE

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record-Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

OBJECTIVES

Copyright : 12/09/2016

Arkansas Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

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Objectives

  1. Establish practices for ensuring HIPAA compliance to protect client’s privacy and minimize risk of litigation.
  2. Compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Arkansas with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  4. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Arkansas.

Outline

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

Copyright : 05/18/2016

California Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

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Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in California with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in California.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management Litigation Navigating the Legal System Treatment of Minors Case Studies

Copyright : 08/18/2016

Colorado Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Colorado with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Colorado.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

 

Practical Approach to Risk Management

 

Litigation

 

Navigate the Legal System

 

Treatment of Minors

 

Case Studies

Copyright : 05/12/2017

Connecticut Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Connecticut with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Connecticut.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management Litigation Navigating the Legal System Treatment of Minors Case Studies

Copyright : 07/18/2017

Delaware Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

OUTLINE

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record-Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify state and administrative laws that impact clinical practice.
  2. Explain the ethical and legal principle of informed consent.
  3. Identify the notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data that constitute the record.
  4. Evaluate current record-keeping practices.
  5. Discuss how to comply with third-party requests for records.
  6. Discuss the consent necessary to treat minors and release records of minors’.
Copyright : 01/15/2016

Florida Legal & Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

OUTLINE

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

OBJECTIVES

Program Information

Objectives

Outline

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

Copyright : 01/27/2017

Georgia Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Georgia.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Georgia.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Georgia.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Georgia with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understanding the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establishing the Treatment Relationship

Record Keeping Practices


The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 05/13/2016

Hawaii Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Establishing the Professional Association: Scope and Limitations in the Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Understanding the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Hawaii limits on confidentiality.
  2. Discuss updates on HIPAA and Hawaii laws and regulations.
  3. Identify risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Describe how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Summarize the Hawaii legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Outline the differences for treatment of minors.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explain the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Hawaii limits on confidentiality.
  2. Discuss updates on HIPAA and Hawaii laws and regulations.
  3. Identify risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Describe how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Summarize the Hawaii legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Outline the differences for treatment of minors.

Outline

Establishing the Professional Association: Scope and Limitations in the Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Understanding the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 02/15/2017

Idaho Legal & Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

Program Information

Outline

Mental Health Professionals & Family Law

Minor’s Rights Confidentiality of Mental Health Records Respond to Subpoenas and Court Orders Administrative Disciplinary Proceedings Professional Ethics, Boundary Issues and Legal Liability

Objectives

  1. Ascertain the relationship between your mental health professional practice & family law as it relates to clients.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Idaho with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Evaluate the laws regarding confidentiality of mental health records for clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Communicate the basic civil commitment procedures in Idaho and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  6. Consider ethical dilemmas clinicians face surrounding boundary setting with clinical practice.

Copyright : 01/20/2017

Illinois Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Establish practices for ensuring HIPAA compliance to protect client’s privacy and minimize risk of litigation.
  2. Compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Illinois with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  4. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Illinois.

Outline

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

Copyright : 11/08/2016

Indiana Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Indiana with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Indiana.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigating the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 04/07/2017

Iowa Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Iowa with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Iowa.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigating the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 03/29/2017

Kansas Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

Copyright : 09/20/2016

Kentucky Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

OUTLINE

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain how to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  2. Describe the process for responding to subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Identify the rights of minors and parents in mental health treatment and legal determinations.
  4. Describe the role of the mental health professional in the commitment process.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Identify the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and the legal duty to warn.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explain how to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  2. Describe the process for responding to subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Identify the rights of minors and parents in mental health treatment and legal determinations.
  4. Describe the role of the mental health professional in the commitment process.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Identify the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and the legal duty to warn.

Outline

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

Copyright : 02/07/2017

Louisiana Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

OUTLINE

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain how to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  2. Describe the process for responding to subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Identify the rights of minors and parents in mental health treatment and legal determinations.
  4. Describe the role of the mental health professional in the commitment process.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Identify the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and the legal duty to warn.
Copyright : 03/30/2017

Maine Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Maine with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Maine.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 04/12/2017

Maryland Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Maryland.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Maryland.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Maryland.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Maryland with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure Establish the Treatment Relationship Record Keeping Practices The Ethics of Duty to Warn Treatment of Minors Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 09/22/2016

Massachusetts Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

OUTLINE

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

OBJECTIVES

Program Information

Objectives

Outline

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 03/27/2014

Michigan Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Michigan with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Michigan.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 10/25/2016

Minnesota Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Minnesota with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Minnesota.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline


Practical Approach to Risk Management


Litigation


Understanding the Legal System


Treatment of Minors


Case Studies

Copyright : 06/03/2016

Mississippi Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Establish practices for ensuring HIPAA compliance to protect client’s privacy and minimize risk of litigation.
  2. Compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Mississippi with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  4. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Mississippi.

Outline

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

Copyright : 03/16/2017

Missouri Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

OUTLINE

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain how to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  2. Describe the process for responding to subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Identify the rights of minors and parents in mental health treatment and legal determinations.
  4. Describe the role of the mental health professional in the commitment process.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Identify the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and the legal duty to warn.
Copyright : 09/21/2016

Montana Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Montana with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Montana.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management Litigation Navigating the Legal System Treatment of Minors Case Studies

Copyright : 10/14/2016

Nebraska Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Nebraska with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Nebraska.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management Litigation Navigating the Legal System Treatment of Minors Case Studies

Copyright : 03/08/2016

Nevada Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Nevada with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Nevada.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Copyright : 02/19/2016

New Hampshire Legal & Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Discuss access to patient records relating to confidentiality.
  2. Describe the process for responding to subpoenas and court orders and explain how to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  3. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in New Hampshire with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  4. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as competency issues, rights to refuse medication and informed consent.
  6. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and the legal duty to warn law in New Hampshire.

Outline

Confidentiality of Records

HIPAA Compliance

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders, and Law Enforcement Personnel

HIPAA 101 - Revised Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

 

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities for the Professional

Copyright : 02/06/2015

New Jersey Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of New Jersey.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of New Jersey.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in New Jersey.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in New Jersey with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure Establish the Treatment Relationship Record Keeping Practices The Ethics of Duty to Warn Treatment of Minors Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 07/20/2016

New Mexico Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

OUTLINE

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

OBJECTIVES

Program Information

Objectives

Outline

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents

Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

Copyright : 06/16/2016

New York Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

OUTLINE

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record-Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify state and administrative laws that impact clinical practice.
  2. Explain the ethical and legal principle of informed consent.
  3. Identify the notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data that constitute the record.
  4. Evaluate current record-keeping practices.
  5. Discuss how to comply with third-party requests for records.
  6. Discuss the consent necessary to treat minors and release records of minors’.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Identify state and administrative laws that impact clinical practice.
  2. Explain the ethical and legal principle of informed consent.
  3. Identify the notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data that constitute the record.
  4. Evaluate current record-keeping practices.
  5. Discuss how to comply with third-party requests for records.
  6. Discuss the consent necessary to treat minors and release records of minors’.

Outline

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record-Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 03/30/2016

North Carolina Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of North Carolina.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of North Carolina.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in North Carolina.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in North Carolina with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record-Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 04/29/2016

North Dakota Legal & Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and North Dakota limits on confidentiality.
  2. Discuss updates on HIPAA and North Dakota laws and regulations.
  3. Identify risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Describe how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Summarize the North Dakota legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Outline the differences for treatment of minors.
Copyright : 11/18/2015

Ohio Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

Program Information

Objectives

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 11/19/2014

Oklahoma Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

Copyright : 08/07/2015

Oregon Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

Copyright : 02/05/2016

Pennsylvania Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

OUTLINE

Understanding the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establishing the Treatment Relationship

Record Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

OBJECTIVES

Program Information

Outline

Understanding the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establishing the Treatment Relationship

Record Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

 

Objectives

 

 

Copyright : 10/27/2015

Rhode Island Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

OUTLINE

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record-Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

OBJECTIVES

Copyright : 03/25/2015

South Carolina Legal & Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Discuss confidentiality related to HIPAA, behavioral health (including alcohol and drug), electronic medical records and privacy and security requirements.
  2. Describe the process for subpoenas and court orders for behavioral health records and how to respond, including court testimony.
  3. Identify the rights of minors in treatment, consent and legal determinations.
  4. Describe the role of the behavioral health professional in the emergency admission or civil commitment process.
  5. Develop policies consistent with legal, ethical and licensing requirements.
  6. Discuss a behavioral health professional’s Duty to Report, Protect and/or Warn .

Outline

HIPAA Privacy & Security

Confidentiality of Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Program Records

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders & Law Enforcement

Balancing the Rights of Minors, Parents and the Provider

Behavioral Health Professionals in the Legal System

Decisions in Behavioral Health; Emergency Admission, Civil Commitment and Involuntary Treatment

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

Legal Liabilities of the Professional

Copyright : 08/18/2017

South Dakota Legal & Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and South Dakota limits on confidentiality.
  2. Discuss updates on HIPAA and South Dakota laws and regulations.
  3. Identify risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Describe how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Summarize the South Dakota legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Outline the differences for treatment of minors.
Copyright : 11/19/2015

Tennessee Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

OUTLINE

Understanding the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establishing the Treatment Relationship

Record Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

OBJECTIVES

Copyright : 08/26/2015

Texas Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Texas.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Texas.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Texas.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Texas with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understanding the Legal System

Legal Exposure Establishing the Treatment Relationship Record Keeping Practices The Ethics of Duty to Warn Treatment of Minors Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 10/25/2016

Utah Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Utah limits on confidentiality.
  2. Discuss updates on HIPAA and Utah laws and regulations.
  3. Identify risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Describe how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Summarize the Utah legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Outline the differences for treatment of minors.
Copyright : 02/18/2016

Virginia Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Virginia.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Virginia.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Virginia.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Virginia with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understanding the Legal System

Legal Exposure Establish the Treatment Relationship Record Keeping Practices The Ethics of Duty to Warn Treatment of Minors Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 02/19/2016

Washington Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Washington with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Communicate how an understanding of common boundary and dual relationship issues/dilemmas can help you maintain appropriate relationships with your clients.
  4. Recognize ethical challenges you should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records.
  5. Analyze the limits of confidentiality as it relates to duty to warn law in Washington.
  6. Articulate how risk management strategies regarding technology can keep client information secure and avoid violating HIPAA.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship
  • Law vs. ethics
  • Elements of legal informed consent
  • Nuts and bolts of office policies
    • Records vs. psychotherapy notes
    • What to put in a record
  • Limitations on confidentiality
  • Washington case law & danger to others
  • Washington duty to warn potential victims
  • HIPAA
    • The latest updates you need to know 
 
Practical Approach to Risk Management
  • Elements of consent
  • Competence & scope of practice
  • Boundary violations/crossings
  • Issues with modern technology
    • Texting, cell phones, e-mail, video psychotherapy
  • Perils of supervision
Litigation
  • Licensing complaints & malpractice lawsuits
    • Washington specific statues
    • Washington rules and regulations
    • Case law and how to find it
Navigating the Legal System
  • Roles of attorneys
  • Confidentiality/privilege
  • Subpoena & disclosure of confidential information
  • Depositions, interrogatories, expert testimony
Treatment of Minors
  • Washington age of majority
  • Consent to treatment
  • Privilege/confidentiality
  • Separation & divorce
Case Studies

Copyright : 12/01/2016

Wisconsin Ethical Principles in the Practice of Mental Health Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine specific state and administrative laws that are pertinent to establishing and maintaining an ethical clinical practice.
  2. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  3. Determine which notes, documents, reports, forms, and clinical data constitute an official medical record in the state of Wisconsin.
  4. Evaluate your current record-keeping practices in order to ensure compliance with ethical and legal requirements in the state of Wisconsin.
  5. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Wisconsin.
  6. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Wisconsin with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.

Outline

Understand the Legal System

Legal Exposure

Establish the Treatment Relationship

Record-Keeping Practices

The Ethics of Duty to Warn

Treatment of Minors

Non-Sexual Boundary Violations

Copyright : 06/23/2017

Wyoming Legal & Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

OUTLINE
Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

OBJECTIVES

  1. Specify the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Wyoming limits on confidentiality.
  2. Compile updates on HIPAA and Wyoming laws and regulations.
  3. Determine risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Analyze the Wyoming legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Explore the differences for treatment of minors.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Specify the best practices in the professional relationship; informed consent, office policies and Wyoming limits on confidentiality.
  2. Compile updates on HIPAA and Wyoming laws and regulations.
  3. Determine risk management strategies in clinical practice.
  4. Communicate how to avoid litigation dilemmas, licensing complaints and malpractice actions.
  5. Analyze the Wyoming legal system to better your understanding.
  6. Explore the differences for treatment of minors.

Outline

Clinician-Client Relationship

Practical Approach to Risk Management

Litigation

Navigate the Legal System

Treatment of Minors

Case Studies

Copyright : 05/09/2017