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The Essentials of New York Mental Health Law: A Straight Forward Guide for Clinicians of All Disciplines / Edition 1
     

The Essentials of New York Mental Health Law: A Straight Forward Guide for Clinicians of All Disciplines / Edition 1

by Stephen H. Behnke, Michael L. Perlin, Marvin Bernstein
 

ISBN-10: 0393703088

ISBN-13: 9780393703085

Pub. Date: 01/30/2004

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Answers to 300 questions most relevant to mental-health practice in New York State.
Designed to dispel the mystery and alleviate the anxiety that many clinicians associate with the legal system, this volume surveys New York law as it applies to clinical practice and answers questions most often asked by clinicians. An indispensable guide for clinicians and

Overview

Answers to 300 questions most relevant to mental-health practice in New York State.
Designed to dispel the mystery and alleviate the anxiety that many clinicians associate with the legal system, this volume surveys New York law as it applies to clinical practice and answers questions most often asked by clinicians. An indispensable guide for clinicians and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393703085
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/30/2004
Series:
Professional Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
Detailed Contents of Part IIxi
Acknowledgmentsxxxi
Introductionxxxiii
Part IAn Introduction to the Law1
1.A Brief Introduction to the Law3
2.Tarasoff and its New York Progeny12
3.Privacy, Confidentiality, and Testimonial Privilege27
Part II300 Questions on New York Mental Health Law57
4.The Legal System and Legal Process59
5.Civil Commitment82
6.Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Kendra's Law)98
7.Criminal Law111
8.Subpoenas and Court Orders124
9.Guardians and Other Substitute Decision Makers137
10.Confidentiality, Privilege, Mandatory Reporting, and HIPAA155
11.Records and Record-Keeping174
12.Professional Liability183
13.Children and Families212
Afterword225
Index of Cases, Statutes, and Regulations227
Important Phone Numbers and Web Addresses231
Bibliography233
Index of Subjects235

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