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The Legal Department articles are not intended to serve as legal advice and are offered for educational purposes only. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for independent legal advice and it is not intended to address every situation that could potentially arise. Please be aware that laws, regulations and technical standards change over time. As a result, it is important to verify and update any reference or information that is provided in the article.


This article provides a brief discussion of the process and procedures for a wage claim filed with the California Labor Commissioner.

This article describes some of the major compliance requirements for medicare providers working with in the Fee-For-Service system.

Whether you are providing ketamine assisted psychotherapy, considering future incorporation of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy into your 
practice, or have patients who might dabble in these arenas, Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq. details ethical considerations for therapists who provide ketamine- or psychedelic assisted

This article provides a high-level summary of the calendar year 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the proposed rule that will determine how MFTs and MHCs are integrated into the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) system. The article also offers information about the Medicare FFS provider enrollment process.

This article explains what information marriage and family therapists need to know about becoming an authorized provider for the California Victim Compensation Board program.

The topic of advertising may seem simple enough, but California law mandates specific advertising requirements that licensed therapists, registrants, and trainees must follow. This article discusses several legal and ethical guidelines therapists should be aware of when advertising theirprofessional psychotherapy services.

In this article, Bradley J. Muldrow, JD provides an overview of key legal and ethical issues therapists should consider when writing referral letters for patients seeking gender affirming medical and surgical treatments. He also discusses information therapists may wish to consider including in those letters.

In this article, Ann Tran-Lien, JD, discusses new laws that affect pre-licensed therapists and answers commonly asked questions related to the licensure process.

This article will explain what an association health plan (AHP) is and why legal constraints prevent CAMFT from establishing one for its members.

Bradley J. Muldrow, JD discusses how AB 1145 changed the mandated reporting requirements for situations in which minors are engaged in certain forms of consensual sexual activity. The article also highlights key mandated reporting rules that were not impacted by this new law.