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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.

 

CAMFT Staff Attorney Sara Jasper, JD, explains the recent revisions to the laws that govern independent contractor relationships in California, and how those laws impact MFTs.

In this article, Bradley J. Muldrow, JD discusses eight important reasons therapists should consider joining consultation groups.

As technology has evolved, the law has remained somewhat stagnant on the subject of minor sexting. The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act must be interpreted with this modern problem and therapists must figure out when a mandatory report is needed. This article will review various situations and illustrate how a minor change will impact the responsibilities of the therapist.

 

In these physically-distant times, therapists and patients alike are seeking alternative ways of connecting with patients beyond telehealth. In this article, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin W. Roscoe, J.D. guides MFTs through the legal and ethical issues that arise when conducting walk and talk therapy.

This article discusses the changes to the Code of Ethics, focusing on substantive revisions to sections 5-8 of the Code. It is the second of a three-part series in The Therapist regarding this topic.

CAMFT staff attorney Sara Jasper, JD, guides therapists through the ins and outs of conservatorships by reviewing the various types of conservatorships as well as the duties of different types of conservators.

"In this article, Bradley J. Muldrow, JD discusses a recent court ruling requiring many businesses to make their websites ADA-compliant and how that ruling applies to therapists."

This article discusses the recent changes to the Code of Ethics, focusing on substantive revisions to sections 1-4 of the Code. It is the first of three articles regarding this topic.

The following is a sample Telehealth Consent Form that CAMFT members may utilize in their practice or alter as they deem appropriate for their clientele.

The following is a sample Telehealth Consent Form that CAMFT members may utilize in their practice or alter as they deem appropriate for their clientele.