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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.


This article will briefly review the duty of confidentiality for psychotherapists as well as attorneys. It will also look at the exception carved out by CANRA and Tarasoff and lastly, it will examine the Elijah W. case and explain the resulting

California law has long recognized telehealth as a form of delivery of health care and behavioral health services, but many psychotherapists practicing in the
state, including CAMFT members, have inquired as to the standards surrounding the rendering of telehealth services. As a result, the Board of Behavioral Sciences developed regulations on the standards of practice for telehealth that became effective July 1, 2016. This article provides an overview of the regulations.

This article discusses the topic of responding to requests for confidential information regarding patients in relation risk-adjustment audits by insurance carriers.

This article will give providers the information they need to assist consumers as well as themselves with pursuing complaints against health plans.

Are the recordkeeping requirements of government programs and managed care companies similar or different? In this article Dave Jensen, JD explores the recordkeeping requirements of these disparate systems.

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

In California, all businesses must create an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The program must detail how health standards. This article provides
information about how to create the Injury and Illness Prevention Program as well as information about workplace violence.

This article will assist therapists in identifying the legal issues related to the participation of collaterals in therapy.


Understanding the Role of the CAMFT Ethics Committee An Interview with CAMFT Ethics Committee Chair, Irving Zaroff, JD, LMFT

This article explains the laws regarding subpoenas and the ethical standards pertaining to serving as a witness.