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1

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

1. NOT alter medical records ________

1. NOT alter medical records - legal

2

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

2. NOT offer or accept payment for referrals ________

2. NOT offer or accept payment for referrals - both

3

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

3. NOT treat any person with whom the therapist had a previous sexual relationship. ________

3. NOT treat any person with whom the therapist had a previous sexual relationship.- ethical

4

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

4. When in another location, provide local emergency resources________

4. When in another location, provide local emergency resources- ethical

5

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

5. Inform clients of the limits of confidentiality ________

5. Inform clients of the limits of confidentiality - both

6

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

6. Avoid treatment disruptions by providing contact info, appropriate termination, and a professional will ________

6. Avoid treatment disruptions by providing contact info, appropriate termination, and a professional will - ethical

7

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

7. Work within the MFT scope of practice ________

7. Work within the MFT scope of practice  - legal

8

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

8. NOT condone or engage in discrimination ________

8. NOT condone or engage in discrimination - ethical

9

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

9. Assess and document the assessment of a client's potential for committing violence. (Duty to Protect) ________

9. Assess and document the assessment of a client's potential for committing violence. (Duty to Protect) - both

10

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

10. Inform client or treatment unit of any potential consequences of therapistclient role changes ________

10. Inform client or treatment unit of any potential consequences of therapistclient role changes - ethical

11

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

11. Provide services that display cultural competence ________

11. Provide services that display cultural competence - ethical

12

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

12. Comply with HIPAA standards if a covered HIPAA entity ________

12. Comply with HIPAA standards if a covered HIPAA entity - legal

13

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

13. Provide appropriate referrals if needed ________

13. Provide appropriate referrals if needed - ethical

14

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

14. Consider appropriateness of electronic therapy and inform clients of potential risks ________

14. Consider appropriateness of electronic therapy and inform clients of potential risks - ethical

15

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

15. Avoid sexual relationship with a patient or patient’s immediate family members ________

15. Avoid sexual relationship with a patient or patient’s immediate family members - both

16

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

16. Keep clinically sound medical records ________

16. Keep clinically sound medical records – both

17

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

17. Avoid dual relationships with clients and supervisees ________

17. Avoid dual relationships with clients and supervisees -ethical

18

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

18. Maintain clinical sound medical record for 7 years or until a minor client is

25 ________

18. Maintain clinical sound medical record for 7 years or until a minor client is

25 - legal

19

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

19. Take “appropriate preventive measures” to avert harm to suicidal clients.

(Duty to Protect) ________

19. Take “appropriate preventive measures” to avert harm to suicidal clients.

(Duty to Protect) - both

20

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

20. NOT engage in false or misleading advertising ________

20. NOT engage in false or misleading advertising - both

21

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

21. Work jointly with clients to develop treatment plans that are consistent with patient treatment goals________

21. Work jointly with clients to develop treatment plans that are consistent with patient treatment goals - ethical

22

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

22. NOT abandon or neglect a client ________

22. NOT abandon or neglect a client - ethical

23

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

23. Obtain informed consent for telemedicine ________

23. Obtain informed consent for telemedicine - both

24

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

24. NOT engage in sexual relations with client or terminate therapy in order to engage in a sexual relationship with clients ________

24. NOT engage in sexual relations with client or terminate therapy in order to engage in a sexual relationship with clients - both

25

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

25. Continue the therapeutic relationship only if it is reasonably clear the client is benefiting ________

25. Continue the therapeutic relationship only if it is reasonably clear the client is benefiting - ethical

26

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

26. Report suspected elder abuse/neglect immediately and file a report within

2 days. ________

26. Report suspected elder abuse/neglect immediately and file a report within

2 days. - legal

27

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

27. Respect the rights of patients to make their own decisions ________

27. Respect the rights of patients to make their own decisions - ethical

28

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

28. Provide adequate information about therapy including potential risks and benefits ________

28. Provide adequate information about therapy including potential risks and benefits - both

29

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

29. Inform clients of availability for emergencies and other contact between sessions ________

29. Inform clients of availability for emergencies and other contact between sessions - ethical

30

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

30. Keep records locked and secure at all times ________

30. Keep records locked and secure at all times - legal

31

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

31. NOT maintain a therapeutic relationship solely for financial gain________

31. NOT maintain a therapeutic relationship solely for financial gain- ethical

32

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

32. Obtain a signed release to share information/records ________

32. Obtain a signed release to share information/records - legal

33

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

33. Report suspected child abuse/neglect immediately and file a report within 36 hours ________

33. Report suspected child abuse/neglect immediately and file a report within 36 hours - legal

34

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

34. NOT use their professional relationship to further their own interests________

34. NOT use their professional relationship to further their own interests- ethical

35

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

35. Avoid treating a client who is receiving treatment from another therapist except by agreement with that therapist ________

35. Avoid treating a client who is receiving treatment from another therapist except by agreement with that therapist - ethical

36

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

36. Educate group therapy members about confidentiality and are encouraged to obtain written agreement from group members ________

36. Educate group therapy members about confidentiality and are encouraged to obtain written agreement from group members - ethical

37

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

37. Notify local law enforcement when a client has made a specific and serious (i.e., imminent) threat to an identifiable other ________

37. Notify local law enforcement when a client has made a specific and serious (i.e., imminent) threat to an identifiable other - legal

38

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

38. Process the need to file a child abuse report ________

38. Process the need to file a child abuse report - ethical

39

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

39. Advise patients of the information that will likely be disclosed to a third party payer ________

39. Advise patients of the information that will likely be disclosed to a third party payer - both

40

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

40. Consider potential conflicts when treating multiple parties of a treatment unit ________

40. Consider potential conflicts when treating multiple parties of a treatment unit - ethical

41

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

41. Strive to identify and understand the diverse cultural backgrounds of their clients ________

41. Strive to identify and understand the diverse cultural backgrounds of their clients  - ethical

42

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

42. Discuss appropriate treatment alternatives________

42. Discuss appropriate treatment alternatives- ethical

43

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

43. Disclose fees before onset of treatment ________

43. Disclose fees before onset of treatment - legal

44

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

44. NOT submit false treatment claims to third party payers ________

44. NOT submit false treatment claims to third party payers - legal

45

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

45. Make efforts to understand how their own values/beliefs affect the process of therapy ________

45. Make efforts to understand how their own values/beliefs affect the process of therapy - ethical

46

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

46. Document treatment decisions in record and maintain clinically sound records ________

46. Document treatment decisions in record and maintain clinically sound records - both

47

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

47. Stay current with developments in the field through educational activities or clinical experience ________

47. Stay current with developments in the field through educational activities or clinical experience - ethical

48

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

48. Maintain confidentiality except when mandated or permitted by law to break it ________

48. Maintain confidentiality except when mandated or permitted by law to break it - both

49

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

49. Obtain signed authorization to release records ________

49. Obtain signed authorization to release records - legal

50

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

50. Manage issues of privilege when records are requested in a legal proceeding ________

50. Manage issues of privilege when records are requested in a legal proceeding - legal

51

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

51. NOT alter diagnoses or treatment unit in order to get paid ________

51. NOT alter diagnoses or treatment unit in order to get paid - legal

52

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

52. Store records, transport and dispose of records in ways that protect confidentiality ________

52. Store records, transport and dispose of records in ways that protect confidentiality - both

53

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

53. Provide services within their scope of competence as determined by their education, skills, and training ________

53. Provide services within their scope of competence as determined by their education, skills, and training - ethical

54

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

54. Seek professional assistance for personal problems that impair performance ________

54. Seek professional assistance for personal problems that impair performance - ethical

55

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

55. Display license publically in treatment office ________

55. Display license publically in treatment office - legal

56

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

56. Inform the clients of the therapist’s professional background ________

56. Inform the clients of the therapist’s professional background - ethical

57

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

57. Obtain signed authorization from every member of treatment unit who is old enough to consent to release information ________

57. Obtain signed authorization from every member of treatment unit who is old enough to consent to release information - both

58

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

58. Give reasonable notice to patients with unpaid balances of their intent to refer to collections or sue ________

58. Give reasonable notice to patients with unpaid balances of their intent to refer to collections or sue - ethical

59

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

59. NOT solicit clients from other therapists or encourage clients to leave other therapists ________

59. NOT solicit clients from other therapists or encourage clients to leave other therapists - ethical

60

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

60. Obtain informed consent of adults ________

60. Obtain informed consent of adults - both

61

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

61. Ordinarily refrain from bartering for services unless it is suitable to accept barter as payment ________

61. Ordinarily refrain from bartering for services unless it is suitable to accept barter as payment - ethical

62

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

62. Assist colleagues who are impaired due to substance use, emotional problems or mental illness ________

62. Assist colleagues who are impaired due to substance use, emotional problems or mental illness - ethical

63

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

63. Obtain written consent from a patient to use their clinical information in a presentation ________

63. Obtain written consent from a patient to use their clinical information in a presentation - both

64

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

64. Take reasonable steps to prevent distortion of their research or clinical background ________

64. Take reasonable steps to prevent distortion of their research or clinical background - ethical

65

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

65. Disclose owner and license info if using a fictitious name ________

65. Disclose owner and license info if using a fictitious name - legal

66

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

66. Not solicit testimonials from clients ________

66. Not solicit testimonials from clients - ethical

67

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

67. Not use names that mislead public ________

67. Not use names that mislead public - both

68

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

68. NOT financially exploit clients ________

68. NOT financially exploit clients - ethical

69

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

69. Articulate “secrets policy” when working with families and couples. ________

69. Articulate “secrets policy” when working with families and couples. - ethical

70

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

70. Represent themselves as an expert or having a specialization ONLY if they have the training to meet the professional standards in that specialty area ________

70. Represent themselves as an expert or having a specialization ONLY if they have the training to meet the professional standards in that specialty area - both

71

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

71. Seek consultation when clinically appropriate ________

71. Seek consultation when clinically appropriate - ethical

72

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

72. Management of office policies ________

72. Management of office policies - ethical

73

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

73. Obtain signed informed consent of minors ________

73. Obtain signed informed consent of minors - legal

74

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

74. Management of countertransference ________

74. Management of countertransference - ethical

75

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

75. Marriage and family therapists do not give to or receive from clients, gifts that impair the integrity or efficacy of the therapeutic relationship________

75. Marriage and family therapists do not give to or receive from clients, gifts that impair the integrity or efficacy of the therapeutic relationship- ethical

76

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

76. Disclose fees and management of fee payment ________

76. Disclose fees and management of fee payment - both

77

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

77. NOT withhold records because a client has not paid for services________

77. NOT withhold records because a client has not paid for services- both

78

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

78. Accurately represent their qualifications ________

78. Accurately represent their qualifications - both

79

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

79. Process the need to file an elder / dependent adult abuse report ________

79. Process the need to file an elder / dependent adult abuse report - ethical

80

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

80. Truthfully represent clinical services rendered for payment to third party pay ________

80. Truthfully represent clinical services rendered for payment to third party pay -both

81

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

81. Advocate for necessary services and challenge denial of payments________

81. Advocate for necessary services and challenge denial of payments- ethical

82

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

82. Obtain written consent to recording a session or permitting a third party observation ________

82. Obtain written consent to recording a session or permitting a third party observation – legal and ethical

83

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

83. Provide necessary translation or help with communication if it is perceived that communication is not clear due to impairments or fluency issues.________

83. Provide necessary translation or help with communication if it is perceived that communication is not clear due to impairments or fluency issues- ethical

84

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

84. Provide the BBS brochure “Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex” to any adult client who reports sex with a previous therapist ________

 

84. Provide the BBS brochure “Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex” to any adult client who reports sex with a previous therapist - legal

85

Is the Issue Legal, Ethical, or Both.

85. NOT exert undue influence on the choice of treatment based on their own values/beliefs ________

85. NOT exert undue influence on the choice of treatment based on their own values/beliefs - ethical