Law, Ethics and Standards of Care in Behavioral Health

 

Behavioral health professionals must understand and manage the potential legal and ethical risks that arise in the course of their practice to protect their clients, their organizations, and themselves. This course provides an overview of several important legal and ethical issues that psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other behavioral health professionals may face. It is designed to heighten clinicians’ general awareness of legal and ethical concerns. It is not offered as legal advice for any individual provider or specific situation. This training will help you distinguish between legal, ethical, and standard of care issues. It is designed to serve as a guide to help you understand the law and make ethical decisions in your work, as well as develop risk-management and compliance strategies to help you avoid disciplinary actions and claims of malpractice. You will also learn about informed consent, confidentiality, and privacy concerns. A variety of case vignettes and interactive exercises will give you opportunities to apply and deepen your knowledge of these critical topics. Taking this course can help you prepare for and recognize legal and ethical concerns. However, you will also need to familiarize yourself with the specific laws, ethical codes, organizational policies, and standards of care that apply to your practice. Professional organizations, state licensing boards, and attorneys familiar with behavioral health law can help you access information relevant to your work.

$19.95

Hours: 2.00
REL-HHS-0-LESCCMHP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (37 Match)

American Psychological Association

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.0 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.00 Ethics continuing education clock hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours. Content Area: C9, R1

Connecticut Certification Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course #864 from 12/20/2016 to 12/20/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 2.00.

New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.

Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Text-based

Tennessee Department of Health

2.0 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

2.0 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 2.00 Patient Care Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

2.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

2.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - P type

2.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701002-6290/P. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

2.0 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 2.00 CMC contact hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-LESCCMHP
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Distinguish between professional ethics, standards of care, and the law.
Explain how violations of laws, ethical codes, and standards of care can lead to disciplinary actions, malpractice claims, and even criminal charges.
Identify at least three steps that can be taken to effectively manage risks related to client confidentiality and privacy.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction Course Contributors About This Course Learning Objectives Section 2: Background: Ethics, Laws, and Standards of Care Ethics, Laws, and Standards of Care How Do These Laws Apply to You? Quick Review Section Summary Section 3: Standards of Care Legal Standards: Standard of Care Bugs, Yes, But Blood? Legal Standards: Scope of Practice and Competence Informed Consent More about Consent Minors and Consent Let’s Practice! Mental Capacity, Legal Competency, and Informed Consent Mental Capacity and Informed Consent Assessing Mental Capacity Legal Competency and Informed Consent Understanding Boundaries: Sexual Misconduct More about Boundaries Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries: Physical Touch Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries: Dual Relationships Other Boundary Crossings Let’s Review Technology & Practice: Standards of Care Technology & Practice: Standards of Care: Some Specifics Technology & Practice: Standards of Care: Risky Situations Section Summary Section 4: Violations of Standards of Care Violation of Standards of Care: Disciplinary Actions Violations of Standards of Care: Malpractice The Four D’s of Malpractice Duty Dereliction Damage Directly Let’s Review the Four D’s Common Bases for Disciplinary and Malpractice Actions Diana’s Duty Common Misunderstandings about Violations of Standards of Care Let’s Practice: Jamal! Client Privacy and Confidentiality Protecting Client Privacy: HIPAA Enforcement of HIPAA Substance Abuse Treatment Records and 42 CFR Part 2 42 CFR Part 2: Additional Provisions Part 2: Consent Forms HIPAA and Part 2 Client Privacy Duty to Warn/Protect Involuntary Commitment & Treatment Mandated Reporting Laws: Child Abuse & Neglect Mandated Reporting Laws: Don’t Ignore Them! Mandated Reporting Laws: Vulnerable Adults Section Summary Section 5: Compliance & Risk Management The Case of Beto and Sabrina What Should Sabrina Have Done? Compliance and Risk Management Compliance and Risk Management: Clinical Practices Compliance and Risk Management: Laws, Ethics, and Standards Relationships and Boundaries How Can You Stay Informed about Legal and Ethical Concerns? Section Summary Section 6: Conclusion Course Summary References

Staff Writer: Amira Samuel
Amira Samuel is a family law attorney in New York City who specializes in representing survivors of intimate partner violece. Ms. Samuel advocates for survivors of violence in Supreme Court, Family Court and Criminal Court and advises clients on their rights in custody, visitation, family offense and child support proceedings. Ms. Samuel is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a former Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow.  Disclosure: Amira Samuel has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Lisa Clark, J.D.
Lisa W. Clark, J.D. is a 1989 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has received her Master’s and undergraduate degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Yale University, respectively. Ms. Clark practices in the area of health care law with an emphasis on hospital representation, Medicaid, managed care contracting, and general regulatory compliance including licensure, accreditation, and certification. She has additional experience with quality of care and pay for performance, HIPAA, EMTALA, and general regulatory compliance. Ms. Clark is a frequent speaker on health care regulatory matters. Disclosure: Lisa Clark, J.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW
Ms. Krull has over 16 years of social work practice experience. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (2001) and received clinical training at Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services and Resource Guidance Services in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Krull was the Client Services Director at a domestic violence agency, providing clinical services and supervising all direct care staff. She later managed part of the Pregnancy and Adoption Services department within Catholic Charities, San Diego. Ms. Krull also has experience in clinical documentation review and audits. She currently is a technical writer/ editor at Relias Learning. Disclosure: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Case Managers; entry and intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Psychologists; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com