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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.


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2010 CAMFT Member Practice and Demographic Survey

In May, 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) plans to release the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM) otherwise known as the DSM-5. This event is likely to have an impact on the lives of most clinicians. Learn about the possible changes and the current status.

This article takes a closer look at some of the legal and ethical issues presented in Richard Leslie's article. "Closing a Practice," and discusses various options that a therapist should be aware of when closing his or her practice.

In recent months we have received inquiries from members possessing medical marijuana cards, engaging in marijuana usage for medical purposes, and requesting information on the implications of such usage and possession on their practice and license.

In 2009, the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensure law was passed and signed here in California. This article is to assist pre-licensed MFTs with the LPCC requirements.

The California Victim Compensation Program ("VCP") is a program that provides compensation to victims of violent crime who have been injured (physically and/or emotionally). This article describes the requirements and reimbursements of this program.

According to the Office of Civil Rights, which is the federal agency that investigates and enforces HIPAA violations, some covered entities (“CEs”) are getting themselves into difficulty under HIPAA by forgetting about HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard. Learn more about the minimum standard in this article.

Many therapists understand the importance of non-profits to communities and they may even desire to start new non-profits, but they may not know where to begin. This article discusses the basics of organizing a non-profit public benefit counseling corporation in California.

Do you Tweet? Are you LinkedIn? Do you Facebook? Is your Blogger blog on your Wikipaces wiki? If you know what these terms mean,you belong to a very large group of people who participate in various forms of social networking.

Termination of a Client: Four Vignettes Answered. Read the selected answers and comments offered for the vignettes.