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This article will review relevant ethical standards, the types of dual relationship and boundary violations that tend to prompt the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to take disciplinary action, ways to avoid liability, common exclusions in professional liability insurance policies, and potential consequences for inappropriate relationships with clients.

This article will review relevant ethical standards, the types of dual relationship and boundary violations that tend to prompt the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to take disciplinary action, ways to avoid liability, common exclusions in pr

Health plans and health insurers have been required to publish and maintain online and printed provider directories with information about providers who offer services to enrollees or insureds. Providers and provider groups who are contracted with plans and insurers to offer behavioral health services must be aware of, and responsive to, plans and insurers attempts to verify their information in accordance with California’s provider directory laws.

This article is part one of a three-part series which will discuss the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  This first installment of the series provides an overview of FERPA.

Summary of Department of Managed Health Care's (DMHC) Consumer Provider Plan Agency (CPPA) Meeting.

This article provides information about the resources that are available to Medi-Cal providers and their clients.

This article will give providers the information they need to assist consumers as well as themselves with pursuing complaints against health plans.

This article will assist therapists in identifying the legal issues related to the participation of collaterals in therapy

Insurance Update: Summary of Department of Managed Health Care's Consumer Provider Plan Agency Meeting.

CAMFT’s Legal Department routinely receives calls from pre-licensed and licensed members who want to better understand the differences between
coaching and therapy and whether it is lawful and ethical for pre-licensees and licensees to provide coaching services. This article answers the most frequently
asked questions.