Law and Ethics Workshop: How Has Washington Law Changed? Understanding Parent Initiated Treatment and Liability for Client Harm in 2020
03/06/2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
There have been some recent changes to Washington State law that have a significant impact on behavioral health and mental health professionals. Among these are the Washington Supreme Court’s Volk decision in 2016 and the Parent Initiated Treatment Act that fully came into effect in 2020. This 3 hour law and ethics continuing education workshop will dive into the content and impact of both of these changes with a particular focus on explaining some common misperceptions and misunderstandings of these legal standards. The original source material will be presented along with discussion of the implication and application of the legal standards.