Law and Ethics of Clinical Documentation in a Post-Roe World

Presented: Fall, 2022 3 Law and Ethics CEs

Concern about the lack of confidentiality of behavioral health records may inhibit many clients from seeking effective counseling services. This workshop will address state and federal laws regarding the limits of confidentiality for clinical records. The workshop will also present strategies for maximizing the protection of confidentiality laws for the benefit of clients. Among the topics to be covered are: Federal and State confidentially standards, privilege, subpoenas, and disclosure requirements. This course is intended to meet ethics CE requirements.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify legal standards relating to confidentiality;
  • Describe the difference between legal privilege and confidentiality;
  • Discuss the relationship between State Laws, HIPAA, and Professional Ethics Codes with respect to client confidentiality;
  • Formulate strategies for maximizing the ability to protect veteran client confidentiality
EPDC CE Hours: 3
Presenter: Eric Strom

Eric Strom is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation and guidance to mental health professionals. The focus of Eric’s clinical practice is providing mental health counseling services to combat veterans. Eric is currently serving as the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.