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On March 16, 2006, the Final Rule for enforcing violations of HIPAA went into effect. Learn how the Final Rule gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or his or her designee, the authority to investigate complaints of violations of HIPAA and to impose civil monetary penalties on covered entities that violate any of HIPAA’s provisions.

Learn how information concerning a patient’s past suicide attempts and present risk of suicide are crucial pieces of information that need to be conveyed from psychotherapist to psychotherapist.

The Two Ewing Cases and Tarasoff. Ewing I and Ewing II have sent shock waves throughout California's legal and therapeutic communities. Understanding these cases begins with a working knowledge of the factual and procedural backgrounds of them.

Many laws and regulations affect supervisors, interns and trainees, but when it comes to actually supervising such individuals, there are a few laws and regulations on this particular subject.

The reporting of Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse by mandated reporters who work in Federally assisted alcohol & drug treatment programs.

The purpose of this article is to apprise supervisors and interns of the right that supervisors have under California law to make reports to the BBS about unqualified, incompetent, or dishonest interns. Although this article focuses on the rights that supervisors have in relation to interns, the information contained herein is equally applicable to interns or colleagues who wish to complain about unqualified, incompetent, or dishonest licensees.

In this article learn about the various component parts of HIPAA and how they fit together to protect patient's privacy.

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