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Private Practice Preparedness: The Health Care Professional's Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability

Private Practice Preparedness: The Health Care Professional's Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability

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Private Practice Preparedness: The Health Care Professional's Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability provides the information and tools to ensure a smooth transition of care. Beyond the scope of a personal or professional will, Wheeler and Reinhardt share information, as well as tools to collect and organize such materials. In-depth descriptions of the roles of the Emergency Response Team for closing a practice, their duties, and templates to assist in carrying them out are included. All tools needed, for someone in private practice, to respond to an emergency thoroughly and quickly are laid out in this book. Its unique Step-By-Step Guide to closing a practice allows appointed representatives to efficiently take over a practice in an emergency, or as part of a planned transition.

The Step-by-Step Guide along with several templates are available for download for all registered purchasers of the book! Be sure to save your order information and receipt for proof of purchase.

Templates available for download with registration include:
- Practice Reference
- Records Custodian Agreement
- Sample Retirement Notice
- Sample Closure Notice
- Sample Telephone Message
- Computer & Software Inventory
- Step-by-Step Guide to Closing a Practice

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940045782944
Publisher: Rob Reinhardt, LPCS, M.Ed., NCC
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rob is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Director of a growing counseling and wellness practicehe is also the CEO of Tame Your Practice, a private practice consulting firm. In addition to running a successful practice himself, he helps mental health and other professionals grow their practices, with a focus on efficient and compliant use of technology. Rob is also column editor of the “Tech Tutor” column of Counseling Today, the magazine of the American Counseling Association.Prior to entering the world of mental health care, his career was focused on Information Technology, with experience in software development, project management, and corporate management.In talking with Nancy about the need for health care professionals to engage in advanced planning for emergency or planned practice closing, Rob recognized the growing need for documentation of electronic systems. He brings his knowledge of computers and software to this project, in the hopes of easing the burden of transition for professionals and their appointed representatives.When he isn't talking therapy with clients or technology with health care professionals, Rob can be found playing ultimate frisbee, playing board games, traveling, and/or enjoying time with his family.

Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler, JD, is an attorney licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. For over 30 years, she has provided risk management consultation services for a major national medical specialty association and a national association of mental health providers. On a daily basis, she helps practicing psychiatrists, counselors, allied health professionals and other providers navigate challenging legal, ethical and regulatory issues ranging from privacy to managed care.Nancy is also an affiliate faculty member of the Graduate Pastoral Counseling Program of Loyola University Maryland, where she teaches ethics and legal issues courses to masters and doctoral-level students. Additionally, she has presented hundreds of seminars, workshops and keynote addresses nationwide on medical and mental health legal and ethical issues, including closing a professional practice. She has produced newsletters, CDs, video-based programs and podcasts on legal compliance and risk management strategies. Nancy is the co-author of The Counselor and the Law: A Guide to Legal and Ethical Practice (Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association, 2007 and 2012) and a contributing author to numerous publications, including “Top Ten Legal and Risk Management Areas of Concern for Psychiatrists,” in Entering Private Practice: A Handbook For Psychiatrists (ed. J. Lazarus) (American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., 2005).

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