Attorney Articles | Luke Martin, MBA, JD, Staff Attorney
X

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.

 

As technology has evolved, the law has remained somewhat stagnant on the subject of minor sexting. The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act must be interpreted with this modern problem and therapists must figure out when a mandatory report is needed. This article will review various situations and illustrate how a minor change will impact the responsibilities of the therapist.

 

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.

In this article, Luke Martin, Staff Attorney discusses the implications of video and/or audio recording a client’s session. The article highlights specifically the “two-party consent” rule as well as its application to clinicians.