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Ethics and Legal Regulations for Behavioral Health Professionals

Course #: 012-1153

Price: $8.00

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

Behavioral health providers are responsible for much more than just providing mental health services to patients. They are responsible for protecting the patient, their communities, the ethics of their profession, the confidentiality of everyone involved, and much more when providing care. Therefore, it is essential for behavioral healthcare professionals to understand and apply the ethical and legal requirements in behavioral health federally and in their local areas. This course will review information regarding the ethics and legal obligations for behavioral health professionals. 

CE Course Objectives

  1. Explore the ethical responsibilities for a variety of common behavioral health providers
  2. Review the boundaries involved in behavioral health to immediately apply in practice
  3. Recognize dual relationships and know when to remove self from a dual relationship
  4. Examine laws regarding confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and duty to warn

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