If It's Not in the Record It Didn't Happen: Part II

3 Law and Ethics CEs

Effective recordkeeping is vital to effective clinical work and is a key part of sound professional practice. This 3-hour follow up to the primary documentation workshop will provide a summary of Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding clinical documentation. We will then discuss participants’ questions, scenarios, and challenges to gain increased insight into strategies for implementing the legal and ethical standards regarding clinical documentation. This course is intended to meet ethics continuing education requirements

Objectives: Participants in this workshop will be able to:

1) Review ethical standards relating to clinical documentation 2) Review Federal and Washington State legal standards relating to clinical documentation 3) Identify strategies to implement clinical documentation best practices 4) Apply legal and ethical standards of clinical documentation of work with a range of diverse client populations.

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.