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Law and Ethics: Telehealth - The Fundamentals of Legal & Ethical Practice

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Course Description:
During this three (3) hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery, JD will examine issues related to rendering mental health services via telehealth to help providers adopt sound legal and ethical practices around the use of telehealth. The workshop will review the legal standards of practice for telehealth and review sections in the CAMFT Code of Ethics that address telehealth best practices. Additional topics include matters related to rendering services to clients via telehealth who are physically located in other states and/or other countries and discuss the technical safeguards that protect client information when using videoconferencing technology.

Member: $65
Chapter Member: $60
Non-Member: $85

Credit Hours:
3 Hour

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the preliminary and ongoing requirements to initiate when providing mental health services via telehealth;
  • Determine when it is lawful to render mental health services via telehealth to a client who is not physically located in the state of California; and,
  • Identify the technical safeguards that protect client information when using videoconferencing software
The user acknowledges that the workshops, handouts, and related course materials contained therein are intended for educational purposes only, and should not be considered to be legal advice or a substitute for legal or clinical consultation. These presentations address issues that are multi-faceted, and the user should not assume that the courses discuss every law, regulation, or ethical code that may be relevant to the subject matter. Legal and ethical standards are subject to change, and it is always prudent to check to see whether a particular law, regulation, or ethical standard may have changed.

This course satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs which is required for each license renewal cycle.

Refunds/Cancellations: CAMFT does not offer refunds for On-Demand Library purchases.