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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.


In this article, Ann Tran-Lien, JD discusses a patient’s right to access their confidential mental health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

This article discusses actions CAMFT has taken, and will continue to take, to address members’ managed care concerns.

A  Closer Look at the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act.

Many graduates who have applied for their intern registration are interested in marketing their services to the public. Learn how applicants for intern registration can comply with advertising laws and regulations.

Therapists often have questions regarding fees, such as whether fees can be raised, or how to collect unpaid balances from clients. The reminders are intended to help therapists exercise care in managing fee policies to comply with legal and ethical standards and to minimize the possibility of fee-related disputes.

Law and Ethics of the Therapy Practice: Two Vignettes to Consider by Ann Tran-Lien, JD, Staff Attorney

This article focuses on a few basic supervision requirements for Trainees and Interns, as well as, basic qualifications for LMFT supervisors.

A number of members who work with insurance plans have received a “notice of overpayment” in the mail from some insurance plans, requesting reimbursement for specified “overpayments” made to the provider for claims filed during 2013. Providers who receive such notices must decide whether to repay the amount requested, or, to file a written objection with the plan within 30 days of receipt of the notice. This article will provide an overview of the issues involved, including requirements and procedures that apply in responding to these notices.

Details on the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California 

Recent Trends and Hot Topics in the Internship World