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Articles by Legal Department Staff

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.


The article discusses the topic of starting a private practice. It is intended as a sequel to Part One of “Starting a Private Practice,” which was published in the November/December issue of The Therapist. Issues covered in Part Two includes: Initial inquiries and requests for service, intake procedures, record-keeping and documentation, fees and insurance related issues, and key issues when advertising a practice.

Summary of Department of Managed Health Care's (DMHC) Consumer Provider Plan Agency (CPPA) Meeting.

While reporting domestic violence is not mandated for MFTs, there are other reporting duties that may be triggered by a domestic violence situation. This article reviews the reporting duties that may arise for MFTs in such scenarios.

Nonquantitative treatment limitations are explored, with examples of policy provisions that many require further analysis by enforcement agencies to determine if the plan is in compliance with the mental health parity requirements of MHPAEA.

This article provides information about the resources that are available to Medi-Cal providers and their clients.

This article discusses starting a private practice. It stresses the importance of planning and identifies key considerations before opening a practice. Practical needs are discussed, legal considerations are identified, and multiple resources are provided to assist in getting started.

Checklist for Telehealth in California

CAMFT has developed a Chart to provide information for LMFTs who are interested in providing marriage and family therapy services via telehealth to clients located in another jurisdiction.

The issues of who can waive the psychotherapist patient privilege on behalf of minor patients is complex, and in this article Dave Jensen, JD, sets forth some of the approaches to dealing with this complex topic.

This article will briefly review the California Victims Compensation Program.