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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.


This article is important for MFTs who are covered providers under HIPAA.  All MFTs, including trainees and interns, should have a working knowledge of it so that they will have a context for understanding changes likely to occur in the health care milieu in the coming years.

Have you ever been conflicted of, plead guilty to, or plead nolo contendere to any misdemeanor or felony? This question can be tricky to answer if the misdemeanor or felony was expunged.

Although individual group therapy members have no legal duty of confidentiality to one another, therapy cannot be effective unless confidentiality is respected.

Marriage and Family Therapist’s scope of practice varies from state to state. This article will focus solely on what is contained within the specific definition
of a state’s MFT scope of practice.

As a licensed mental health professional in California, you may organize your private practice as either a sole proprietorship or a professional corporation.
Learn about forming a professional corporation and its advantages.

MFTs Working Within the Department of Veterans Affairs

Four vignettes are presented below discussing hypothetical situations involving the therapist???s termination of a client. We invite you to provide CAMFT with your written analysis of the legal and ethical issues evident in each of the following four vignettes

CAMFT receives many calls a month from members frustrated by issues of patient care and health plan or insurance coverage policies. Has your patient been denied services? Has your claim been denied for lack of medical necessity? Has your client been

Have you ever felt frustrated when attempting to get reimbursed by a managed care company? We know the answer is "yes." Navigating the policies, procedures, contracts and laws surrounding health plans and insurers can be time consuming and exaspe

An informative FAQ about managed health care in California, with suggestions on how to address provider grievances with managed care plans or insurers.