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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.
Learn about the Privacy Rule and the forms you will need to have in your office to comply. Be advised that the Notice of Privacy Practices has been updated.
When Treating Minors 12 years of age or older, consent does not automatically equal authorization to release confidential medical information
The Role of Minor’s Counsel in Family Court Proceedings
Advertising Guidelines for Therapists
Scope of Practice. Questions often arise regarding the breadth of the scope of practice of the marriage and family therapist professional, or with regard to any profession or professional . What is a scope of practice? And, how does it differ from a scope of competence? If challenged, can you articulate your scope of practice?
Consent for the Treatment of Minors: Caregiver Authorization
Understanding your rights and responsibilities with regard to third party reimbursement and the nuances of when you are and are not reimbursed can be daunting for the therapist who has never navigated these waters. This article provides you with an overview.
A therapist who treats a child in the midst of a custody battle needs to be aware of his or her proper role in the process.
This article will attempt to clearly spell out what therapists need to do prior to disclosing information about their patients.