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

Two major changes to California’s laws went into effect January 1, 2015 and require employers to afford employees, unpaid interns, and volunteers certain workplace benefits and protections. This article provides general information about California’s new paid sick leave law and the new amendments to California’s law that prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace. 

When practicing psychotherapy, some cases or issues can seem labyrinthine in nature. But. what if there was a way out of the labyrinth?

This article will help orient therapists to the ins and outs of conservatorships by reviewing the different types of conservatorships as well as the duties of the different types of conservators.

This article discusses the general topic of providers utilizing Skype as the source of videoconferencing technology. It explains why Skype is not considered
to be compatible with the requirements of HIPAA and recommends the use of HIPAA compliant alternatives to Skype.

Insurance Update: Summary of Department of Managed Health Care's Consumer Provider Plan Agency Meeting.

The subset of ICD-10 codes, which concern mental health disorders, are used in billing procedures to indicate the mental health diagnosis of a patient.

CAMFT’s Legal Department routinely receives calls from pre-licensed and licensed members who want to better understand the differences between coaching and therapy and whether it is lawful and ethical for pre-licensees and licensees to provide coaching services. This article answers the most frequently asked questions.

This article is a review of the 2015 proposed BBS Legislation, SB 620, which would re-craft the licensing path for aspiring LMFTs.

This article examines a number of legal and ethical issues, problems, and concerns that therapists often encounter when working with clients who are involved
with the courts.