The Law & Mental Health Professionals® series is designed to provide a resource for both mental health professionals and attorneys regarding mental health law in each state. The series presents the laws addressing many areas pertinent to mental health professionals. Some of the issues discussed include setting up a private practice, working with health care provider organizations, understanding the duty to warn, and understanding the duty to report abuse and neglect of children and adults. The Law & Mental Health Professionals series is a concise and easy-to-understand resource outlining the obligations and responsibilities of mental health professionals according to the law in any given state.

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Table of Contents


  1. Legal Credentialing
  2. Forms of Business Practice
  3. Insurance Reimbursement and Deductions For Services
  4. Privacy of Professional Information
  5. Practice Related to the Law
    1. Families and Juveniles
    2. Other Civil Matters
    3. Civil/Criminal Matters
    4. Criminal Matters
    5. Voluntary or Involuntary Receipt of State Services
  6. Limitations On and Liability For Practice

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Table of Administrative Rules and Regulations

Table of Other Rules and Regulations

About the Authors