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Date(s) - 05/17/2022
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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Sound record keeping is a key element of effective clinical work. This 3 hour workshop will present an overview of Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding creating, maintaining, and releasing clinical records. We will also specifically discuss the requirements of the federal Good Faith Estimate of Costs. Participants will gain increased understanding of the current legal and ethical standards regarding medical records. This course is intended to meet ethics continuing education requirements

Participants in this workshop will be able to:
1) Locate and describe ethical standards relating to clinical documentation
2) Locate and describe Federal and Washington State legal standards relating to clinical documentation
3) Identify the requirements of the Good Faith Estimate of Costs.
4) Evaluate sufficiency and effectiveness of current documentation strategies.
5) Apply best practice standards to clinical documentation of work with a range of diverse client populations.

About the Presenter
Eric Ström is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans and their families. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, and provides clinical consultation to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

This course is approved for 3 CE hours in Law and Ethics for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees in Washington State.


Washington Mental Health Association (WMHCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2079. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

3 NBCC clock hours will be awarded at the conclusion of the course.


PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed the signup information below and submitted payment you will receive an email with the link to register for the Zoom webinar.  Please check your junk or spam email folder if you don’t see it and make sure you have the Zoom link PRIOR to May 17th.