ethics

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Recent actions by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling:

As hard as it might be to believe it really isn’t okay to borrow money from a client.  For me that is an obvious breech of our fiduciary relationship with our clients.  I think we all know that committing fraud or conspiring to commit fraud through insurance, Medicare and Medicaid billing isn’t okay either.  Again, […]

Does Florida Law prevent MH professionals from asking about gun ownership?

Thanks CK for raising a new question for me.  She asked if Florida law prevented medical and mental health professionals from asking if a client owns a gun.  Interestingly, I found something about this question and related to typical risk assessment questions on snopes.com

DHHS, according to a recent letter forwarded to me, states that HIPAA  

By | 2017-01-27T15:11:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Categories: CPT Codes & Medicare, Laws & Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Should you work with family members of people you know?

A couple that you know from a mutual organization asks you to provide treatment to their child.  You offer referrals to other providers but they really press you to work with their child.  What are your ethical obligations? (paraphrased from NASW – Florida Chapter Newsletter (May/June 2010)

It may be ill-advised to work with […]

By | 2017-01-27T15:11:09+00:00 November 18th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What is a Dual Relationship?

. . .I gathered their questions, responses from a variety of knowledgeable people, and concerns into one file I realized that all of us would benefit from revisiting the concept “dual relationship”.