Legal Department Staff Articles
THE GDPR: WHAT LMFTs SHOULD KNOW
This article briefly examines the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. The article discusses whether the new law applies to California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
THE FOLLOW-UP CARE DOCTRINE, PERSONAL JURISDICTION, AND OUT OF STATE PRACTITIONERS
Patients travelling to other states while in therapy creates many legal issues for the therapists trying to help them, but must all communication between a therapist and a patient who travels out-of-state cease? In this article, David G. Jensen, JD discusses the “follow-up communication” doctrine, which seems to grant therapists some flexibility in interacting with patients who are temporarily in other states.