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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.


This article discusses the recent changes to the Code of Ethics, focusing on substantive revisions to sections 1-4 of the Code. It is the first of three articles regarding this topic.

The following is a sample Telehealth Consent Form that CAMFT members may utilize in their practice or alter as they deem appropriate for their clientele.

In this article are the most prominent considerations for therapists who want to utilize Telehealth platforms to safely continue client care. 

There are many legal and ethical considerations regarding Telehealth, including HIPAA compliance and regulation issues. This article provides an overview of HIPAA considerations for implementing Telehealth, as well as options for HIPAA compliant Telehealth platforms. 

What to Expect When Called to Testify At Deposition

Offering important information for therapists summoned to provide deposition testimony, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin W. Roscoe, J.D., explains what to expect from the legal system and gives therapists the tools necessary to provide deposition testimony with confidence.

In this article, Bradley J. Muldrow, JD provides an overview of an employers’ duty to reasonably accommodate employees and job applicants with disabilities, under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. The article also includes helpful resources to assist employers in complying with this duty.

One of the fundamental tasks of establishing a business is often overlooked: obtaining a business license. This article provides an overview of what a business license is, why a business license is required, how to obtain a business license, and potential consequences for not having one. A section is also reserved to discuss home offices and the need for licenses in remote settings.

Offering important information and resources for Medi-Cal providers, CAMFT attorney Sara Jasper, JD, explains Medi-Cal’s behavioral health care system, recent changes to the provider enrollment process, and the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative.

This article demonstrates the different pathways available to LMFTs and Registered Associate MFTs who are interested in working with clients in the Medi-Cal behavioral health system.

Reviewing the commonly encountered legal and ethical issues that clinical supervisors face, CAMFT attorney Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW, offers helpful legal and ethical reminders regarding the supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors.