Texas Mental Health Law: A SourceBook for Mental Health Practitioners / Edition 5

Texas Mental Health Law: A SourceBook for Mental Health Practitioners / Edition 5

by J. Ray Hays, Emily Sutter (Eds.), Robert McPherson
     
 

Texas Mental Health Law provides licensed psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, mental health professionals, and professors with the key legal and policy issues specific to the state of Texas today. Issues directly affecting all these practitioners and their students have been carefully selected from statutes, case laws, official archives ofSee more details below

Overview

Texas Mental Health Law provides licensed psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, mental health professionals, and professors with the key legal and policy issues specific to the state of Texas today. Issues directly affecting all these practitioners and their students have been carefully selected from statutes, case laws, official archives of the Attorney General Opinions and Open Records Opinions as well as synopses of the opinion letters of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. No other compilation of such critical, up-to-date material exists for the state of Texas.

Quickly and easily find information that would usually take hours to track down.

Practitioners and students alike will find comprehensive codes related to:
-Civil Practice and Remedies
-Education
-Family
-Human Resources
-Insurance
-Penal
-Health and Safety

Three case laws--reported in their entirety--include these landmark decisions:
Thapar v. Zezulka: an excellent discussion of the duty to warn/duty to protect doctrine in Texas
Abrams v. Jones: a ground-breaking decision on confidentiality between a therapist, a child client and the child's parents
City of Dallas v. Cox: a timely example of what can happen when the standards of any employing agency are at odds with professional standards

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886298156
Publisher:
Bayou Publishing TX
Publication date:
08/20/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Statutes
Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Education Code
Family Code
Health and Safety Code
Human Resources Code
Insurance Code
Penal Code

Case Law
Duty to Warn/Protect (Thapar v. Zezulka)
Confidentiality of a Child's Mental Health Records (Abrams v. Jones)
Agency and Professional Conflict in Records Retention (The City of Dallas v. Cox)

Opinions
Attorney General Opinion Letters and Open Record Opinions
Synopses of TSBEP Opinion Letters
Index

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