Law and Ethics CE Course – 6 Hour Online CE Course
This 6 hour Law and Ethics CE course is based upon California law for licensees, interns, and associates in CA. This course may also be taken by licensed professionals in a state other than California, if, they are applying for a license in California or where their state law coincides with California state law.
Law and Ethics CE Course Objectives and Outline:
- Identify at least two legal and ethical issues in counseling including but not limited to professional ethical standards and significant legal considerations.
- Explain at least one key factor in the licensing law and process.
- Describe at least one regulatory law that delineates the profession’s scope of practice, counselor-client privilege, confidentiality, the client dangerous to self or others, treatment of minors with or without parental consent, relationship between practitioner’s sense of self and human values, functions and relationships with other human service providers, strategies for collaboration, and advocacy processes needed to address institutional and social barriers that impeded access, equity, and success for clients.
- Describe at least two HIPAA requirements and standards.
- Discuss at least two unprofessional conduct and negligence behaviors.
- Define at least three best standards of practice.
- Discuss at least two professional ethics concepts.
In addition to the course objectives listed above, this course addresses the following content areas related to law and professional ethics:
- Professional practice issues
- Scope of Practice
- MFT Scope of Practice
- LCSW Scope of Practice
- LPCC Scope of Practice
- Unprofessional Conduct, Negligence, Law, Ethics, and Standard of Care
- Unprofessional Conduct and Negligence
- Summary of Unprofessional Conduct and Negligence
- Standard of Care
- Legal Issues
- Search Warrants
- Exceptions to Confidentiality
- Treatment of Minors
- Sex with Clients
- Record Retention and Storage
- Informed Consent
- HIPAA and Third Party Reimbursement for Mental Health Services
- HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health
- Questions and Answers About HIPAA and Mental Health
- Professional Ethics
- Revised CAMFT Ethical Standards (2019)
- ACA Code of Ethics
- NASW Code of Ethics
- Updated BBS Requirements
- Required Coursework or Supervised Experience: Suicide Risk
- Required Notice to Clients
- Changes to Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting, Including Financial Abuse Reporting
- Changes to Definition of Support Dog
- Supervisors in Private Practice and Professional Corporations
- Additional 2022 Updated Supervision Requirements
- MFT Scope of Practice
- 2022 Federal Regulations: The No Surprises Act
- New Email Requirement for all Licensees, Registrants, and Applicants
- Health Plans
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs): Elimination of Additional Requirements
- Other Law Changes
- New Laws Affecting the Board’s Renewal Process
Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd
Author: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT – California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Law – CA Department of Social Services: Office of Child Abuse Prevention – Domestic Abuse Late in Life – Department of Justice – US Department of Health and Human Services
Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT has been in practice for over 20 years (for more details on Nicole Hiltibran’s credentials view our Principals page). She wrote and compiled the information contained in this course from documents produced by California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Law, CA Department of Social Services: Office of Child Abuse Prevention, Domestic Abuse Late in Life, Department of Justice, US Department of Health and Human Services
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