Legal Department Staff Articles
WHEN YOUR PATIENT IS READY TO DIE...
This article discusses the differences between the legal and ethical requirements of treating a patient who is suicidal versus treating a patient who has chosen to end his or her own life after complying with California's End of Life Option Act.
WORKING LIKE A DOG: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR "THERAPY DOGS"
This article discusses a recent Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) case related to animal assisted therapy and the legal and ethical issues therapists should consider when practicing animal assisted therapy, or when therapists simply bring their own dog to the therapy office.
PARTING WAYS: ANTICIPATING AND AVOIDING PROBLEMS WHICH COMMONLY OCCUR DURING TERMINATION
This article is intended to help therapists anticipate, manage, and avoid problems that commonly arise when terminating treatment. Relevant legal and ethical issues are discussed, and examples are provided, regarding actions that may result in disciplinary actions, and/or ethical complaints for improper termination.