Legal Department Staff Articles
HEALING & OTHER CONSIDERATIONS IN THE MIDST OF DISASTER
This article will explore some of the legal, ethical, and practical considerations that MFTs to be mindful of when serving in a crisis response role when providing disaster mental health services.
HANDLING COMMON QUESTIONS INVOLVING FEES, PAYMENTS, AND INSURANCE
This article discusses a variety of issues that therapists commonly encounter involving fees, payments and insurance. The article points out key legal and ethical issues which are relevant to fee setting, reduced fee agreements, collecting copayments, billing insurance, and other topics, and offers suggestions to clinicians which are intended to avoid problems in
DUAL RELATIONSHIPS AND AVOIDING LIABILITY
This article will review relevant ethical standards, the types of dual relationship and boundary violations that tend to prompt the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to take disciplinary action, ways to avoid liability, common exclusions in professional liability insurance policies, and potential consequences for inappropriate relationships with clients.