Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals An A-Z Guide to Protecting Your Clients, Your Practice, and Yourself

ISBN-10: 0471465518

ISBN-13: 9780471465515

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

List price: $75.00
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Written by two lawyers specializing in mental health, this quick-reference resource covers the legal aspects of mental health service delivery. It aims to help therapists prevent problems and map out strategies for salvaging situations.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Clinical Records: Protected or Not
Clinical Notes
Consent Forms
Correcting Errors
Discharge or Termination
Electronic Records
Intake and Consent Forms
Maintaining Records
Treatment Plans
Couples, Family, and Group Therapy
Insider Information
Third-Party Payers
Capitation Agreements
"Gag Rules"
Office Leases
Sliding Fee Scales
Recovering Unpaid Fees
Forensic Issues
Abuse Allegations
Child Custody and Consent-to-Treat Issues
Children as Witnesses
Expert Witness
Forensic Evaluation
Involuntary Commitment
Threats of Violence
Practice Models
Solo Practitioner: Incorporate or Not?
How to Avoid Malpractice Charges
Acts of Commission
Acts of Omission
What to Do If You Are Sued
Managed Care
Confidentiality Issues
Duty to Appeal
Legal Aspects of Delegating
Supervisor/Supervisee Responsibilities
Unusual Practices
Geriatric Clients
Nontraditional and Exotic Therapies
Internet Therapy
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Hippa)
HIPAA Overview
HIPAA Privacy Rule
Personal Representatives (45 CFR 164.502(g))
Business Associates (45 CFR 164.502(e), 164.504(e), 164.532(d) and (e))
Uses and Disclosures for Treatment, Payment, and Health Care Operations (45 CFR 164.506)
Disclosures for Public Health Activities and Workers' Compensation
Marketing and Research (Accounting for Disclosures)
Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information (45 CFR 164.520)
Restrictions on Government Access to Health Information (45 CFR Part 160, Subpart C; 164.512(f))
HIPAA Security Rule
Bylaws for an IPA
Partnership Agreement
Articles of Incorporation: Professional Corporation
Articles of Incorporation: General Corporation
Sample Business Associate Contract
Business Associate Contract (Attorney Services)
Authorization for the Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information
Client Information Amendment Form
Notice of Privacy Practices of Susan A. Jones, LPC
Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information
Request for Accounting of Protected Health Information Disclosures
Authorization Revocation Form
References and Reading Materials
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