Law & Mental Health Professionals: California

Pages: 630
Item #: 4315100
ISBN: 978-1-55798-276-6
List Price: $59.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $49.95
Copyright: 1995
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Law & Mental Health Professionals®: California provides a thorough review of the laws in the state of California as they relate to the mental health profession. Identifying legal topics affecting mental health practices, this resource addresses rulings about licensing; forms of business practice; insurance reimbursements and deductions for services; privacy of professional information; practice laws related to families, juveniles, civil matters, and criminal matters; and limitations on and liability for practice.

The authors present and integrate information from the California Constitution, state statutes, regulations of administrative agencies, appellate court decisions, and the California Supreme Court to complete this volume. The laws taken from these sources are expressed with minimal legal jargon, making this reference maximally accessible to those outside of the legal profession.

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface

Author's Preface


  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. Civil/Criminal Matters
    3. Criminal Matters
    4. Voluntary or Involuntary Receipt of State Services
  6. Limitation on and Liability for Practice


  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Attorney General Opinions
  • Table of Rules of Court
  • Table of Administrative Rules and Regulations
  • Table of References to Constitution


About the Authors