The Ethical Private Practice: A Survey of Legal-Ethical Needs For a Mental Health Private Practice

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  1. Establish a basic outline of the legal-ethical needs for a mental health private practice
    • Knowing Your Responsibilities – Federal Law, State Law, Local Laws, Code of Ethics
    • Liability – Ethics vs. Law
    • Complying with Ethics
    • Complying with HIPAA
  2. Record-Keeping and Maintenance Needs
    • HIPAA vs. Ethics vs. Insurance – Meeting minimum requirements and beyond
    • Client Records vs. Practice Records
    • Contingency Planning – What happens when something happens to you?
  3. Practice Technology-Related Needs
    • Using an EHR / Practice Management System
    • Complying with Ethics and the HIPAA Security Rule
    • Incorporating technology into your contingency plan
  4. Q & A from the live attendees

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