Risk Management Basics: The Application of Law and Ethics to Risk Management

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Description

This course provides practitioners with essential information on how to reduce the potential for becoming the subject of a malpractice lawsuit or licensing board complaint. Topics include meeting the standard of care, record keeping, confidentiality, office policies, and boundary violations. Includes information on the application of law and ethics to practice.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.

This CE program is designated as intermediate.

This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.

Syllabus

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  • Part 1: Patient/Therapist Relationship
  • Part 2: Friendly Advice or Professional Treatment
  • Part 3: Patient/Therapist Relationship Defined by Law
  • Part 4: Meeting the Standard of Care
  • Part 5: Malpractice
  • Part 6: Document. Document. Document.
  • Part 7: Before Treatment Begins
  • Part 8: Confidentiality
  • Part 9: Duty to Warn
  • Part 10: Office Policies
  • Part 11: Protocol for Handling Patient Calls, Including Crisis
  • Part 12: Preserving Your Records
  • Part 13: Billing and Collecting Fees
  • Part 14: Termination of Therapy
  • Part 15: Boundary Violations
  • Part 16: Responding to a Subpoena
  • Part 17: Risky Practice Areas
  • Part 18: Vicarious Liability
  • Part 19: Additional Ways to Reduce Your Liability Exposure
  • Part 20: Retirement
  • Part 21: Responding to a Law Suit
  • Part 22: Licensing Board Complaints
  • Part 23: References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Jill Miller, JD, graduated from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to practicing law, she was an instructor and developer of educational programs for adults. She is currently vice president in charge of operations and content development for At Health, Inc.

CE Approvals

At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an NBCC-Approved SponsorAt Health, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6949. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. At Health, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the California Board of NursingAt Health, LLC is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 17059. California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, LLC, to fulfill their CE requirements.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the Texas State Board of ExaminersAt Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #7566.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, provider # 3303.

At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/3/2019-6/3/2020.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that  these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

Other jurisdictions may accept trainings offered by At Health, LLC for your continuing education requirements. Restrictions may apply. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.”

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Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Identify areas of potential malpractice risk.
  • Discuss ethical and legal aspects of providing psychological services.
  • Improve medical record keeping.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ways to reduce the risk of a malpractice claim and/or licensing board complaint.

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