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This article offers reminders and tips for LMFTs who find themselves subject to the 21st Century Cures Act and who seek further guidance on how to handle patient requests for access to electronic health information and electronic health records.

As so many continue to work remotely during the pandemic, CAMFT’s Sara Jasper, JD, addresses the legal and ethical considerations for psychotherapists who are working from home.

CAMFT Staff Attorney Sara Jasper, JD, explains the recent revisions to the laws that govern independent contractor relationships in California, and how those laws impact MFTs.

CAMFT staff attorney Sara Jasper, JD, guides therapists through the ins and outs of conservatorships by reviewing the various types of conservatorships as well as the duties of different types of conservators.

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.

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


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.