Laws Affecting Clinical Practice

ISBN-10: 1591472563
ISBN-13: 9781591472568
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 6/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: How to Use This Book
Improving the Accessibility of Legal Information
Purpose of This Book
Organization and Content of This Book
Business Matters Affecting Practice
Introduction
Legal Credentialing and Privileges to Practice
Licensure of Mental Health Professionals
Unlicensed Mental Health Professionals
Sunset of Credentialing Agencies and Regulations
Hospital, Staff, and Administrative Privileges
Supervisory Relationship
Initiating Services
Informed Consent to Services
Informed Consent to Services for a Minor
Fees, Billing, and Collection Arrangements
Insurance Reimbursement for Service
Maintaining and Disclosing Information
Extensiveness, Ownership, Maintenance, and Access to Records
Confidential Relations and Communications
Confidentiality When the Patient Is a Minor
Privileged Communications
Protecting Third Parties From Dangerous People
Reporting Past Criminal Activity
Reporting Ongoing or Planned Criminal Activity
Confidentiality With HIV-Positive Patients
Reporting Child Abuse
Reporting Adult Abuse
Reporting Unprofessional Conduct by Other Practitioners
Subpoena, Search, and Seizure
Peer Review Activities
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Liabilities for Professional Activities
Malpractice Liability
Liability for Nonconsensual Treatment
Liability for Breaching a Duty to a Third Party
Other Forms of Civil Liability
Criminal Liability
Complaints Before State Licensure Boards and National and State Professional Ethics Committees
Liability of Credentialing Boards and Ethics Committees
Mental Health Services Related to Individuals, Families, the State, and the Workplace
Introduction
Competency Determinations
Competency to Obtain a Driver's License
Competency to Vote
Competency to Testify
Competency to Marry
Competency to Sign a Will
Guardianship for Adults
Conservatorship for Adults
Minors' Competency to Consent to an Abortion
Child Care and Protection
Guardianship for Minors
Conservatorship for Minors
Foster Care
Adoption
Abused and Neglected Children
Termination of Parental Rights
Education of Children
Education for Gifted and Talented Children
Education for Children With Disabilities or Handicaps
Marriage Dissolution and Child Custody
Annulment
Divorce
Child Custody After Marital Dissolution
Juvenile Offenders Before the Court
Juvenile Court and the Justice Process
Competency of Juveniles to Stand Trial
Nonresponsibility Defense in Juvenile Proceedings
Transfer of Juveniles to Stand Trial as Adults
State Interventions and Services for Individuals With Special Needs
People With Mental Illness
People With Alcoholism
People With Substance Abuse Problems
People With Developmental Disabilities
Victims of Domestic Violence
Victims of Other Crimes
Violent Sexual Offenders
People in Jail or Prison
People Who Are Dying
Law Enforcement
Screening of Police Officers
Profiling of Criminal Suspects
Pretrial Matters in Criminal and Civil Litigation
Competency to Waive the Rights to Silence, Counsel, and a Jury
Precharging Evaluations
Bail Determinations
Competency to Stand Trial
Trial Matters in Criminal and Civil Litigation
Jury Selection and Trial Consulting
Expert Witnesses
Competency to Testify
Provocation
Culpable Mental State (Mens Rea)
Diminished Capacity
Criminal Responsibility
Polygraph Evidence
Psychological Autopsy
Emotional Propensity to Sexual Misconduct
Battered Woman's Syndrome
Rape Trauma Syndrome
Child Abuse Syndromes
Hypnosis of Witnesses
Eyewitness Identification
Pornography
Emotional Distress and Civil Liability
Civil Liability of People With Mental Illness and Wrongdoers Who Are Legally Incompetent
Posttrial Criminal Matters
Competency to Be Sentenced
Sentencing
Probation
Competency to Serve a Sentence
Parole Determinations
Competency to Be Executed
Workplace-Related Services
Mental Status of Licensed Professionals
Competency to Contract
Workers' Compensation and Insurance
Vocational Disability Services
Unfair Competition and Trademark Infringement
Sexual Harassment
Employment Discrimination
Violence in the Workplace
Conclusion: Taking the Next Step
Recommended Readings
Index
About the Authors

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