The Essentials of New York Mental Health Law: A Straight Forward Guide for Clinicians of All Disciplines / Edition 1 available in Print / eBook Bundle
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- 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 students.
About the Author
Table of Contents
|List of Tables||ix|
|Detailed Contents of Part II||xi|
|Part I||An Introduction to the Law||1|
|1.||A Brief Introduction to the Law||3|
|2.||Tarasoff and its New York Progeny||12|
|3.||Privacy, Confidentiality, and Testimonial Privilege||27|
|Part II||300 Questions on New York Mental Health Law||57|
|4.||The Legal System and Legal Process||59|
|6.||Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Kendra's Law)||98|
|8.||Subpoenas and Court Orders||124|
|9.||Guardians and Other Substitute Decision Makers||137|
|10.||Confidentiality, Privilege, Mandatory Reporting, and HIPAA||155|
|11.||Records and Record-Keeping||174|
|13.||Children and Families||212|
|Index of Cases, Statutes, and Regulations||227|
|Important Phone Numbers and Web Addresses||231|
|Index of Subjects||235|
What People are Saying About This
Three centuries ago John Locke penned these words: 'Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.' In these troubled times, we mental health professionals are reminded that totalitarian thinking and religious zealotry can dangerously threaten the psychological foundation of the rule of law. Steven Behnke and his colleagues bring us an elegant guide, a clear assertion, a beautifully written book that helps us understand, and affirms our belief in the emotional and intellectual importance of the law as it applies to mental health care.
PhD, ABPP, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego; Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
The law at its best must be accessible, and that is the magic of this book. Never in my experience has mental health law been presented in such a clear, practical and useful fashion. Without sacrificing accuracy or legal sophistication, Behnke, Bernstein, and Perlin have written this book for the convenience of their readers, and it is a kindness that will indelibly and positively affect the lives of New Yorkers with serious mental illnesses and the people who work so hard to serve their needs.
Ph.D., ABPP, University of Arizona College of Medicine and Former Acting Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
This valuable series is truly an 'essential' component of the library of any student, scholar, or practitioner interested in the interface between mental health and law. Clear, highly accessible, knowledgeable, and complete, this series not only presents mental health law in its necessary clinical context, it also captures those very questions professionals are most likely to ask. A stunning contribution and a sure cure for clinician anxiety.
M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School President, American Academy of Psychiatry and Law