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Clinical Documents & Use Of Tech | Law & Ehtics

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August 14, 2020 09:00 - 16:00



“Law and Ethics of the Use of New Technology, Online Communications, and Social Media”


While new and emerging technology can provide clinicians with powerful and effective clinical tools, it also has the potential to create a range of challenges as well. In this workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of using new and emerging technology by behavioral health professionals. We will identify and discuss the evolving standards found in state law and in the professional codes of ethics. Participants will gain the ability to identify and implement a legally and ethically sound approach technology use, online communications and social media – with particular application to work with veterans. This course is intended to meet Law and Ethics CE requirements.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this training, participants will be able to:

Identify the legal and ethical standards regarding clinicians’ use of new and emerging technology
Identify the legal and ethical standards regarding clinicians’ use of social media and online communication
Create strategies for effective and ethical online communication and social media use
Apply legal and ethical standards regarding online communications to clinical work with veterans

Law and Ethics of Effective Clinical Documentation

Eric Ström


“Law and Ethics of Effective Clinical Documentation.”


Effective record keeping is vital to effective clinical work and is a key part of sound professional practice. In this workshop we will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding clinical documentation. We will also discuss documentation best-practices to support effective clinical work while minimizing risk of liability. Participants will gain increased understanding of the current standards regarding clinical documentation. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements.


Locate and describe legal standards relating to clinical documentation

Create and evaluate strategies to use clinical documentation to best support effective work with clients

Apply best practice standards to clinical documentation of work with veteran clients

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Online only

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