Risk Management

The following documents are de-identified composites of calls made to the ACA's Risk Management Helpline, operated by Anne Marie "Nancy" Wheeler, J.D., an attorney licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Risk Management services include helping  members  troubleshoot legal issues and pointing them in the right direction to determine whether or not they need an attorney’s assistance and the best ways to locate the right type of attorney in their area.

The Counseling Relationship:
Coverage Arrangements for Absence or Termination (9/2011)

Licensure Concerns Regarding Online Counseling (04/2013)
Record Retention (3/2013)
Use of Email (4/2011)
Social Media (10/2011)
Retention of Electronic Communication with Clients (4/2012)

Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy

Dangerous Clients in Schools (12/2012)
Release of Minor Client's Counseling Information to Parents or Guardians (8/2012)
Families, Divorce, and Custody (3/2011)
FERPA / Parental Rights (6/2011)
School Violence and Bullying (2/2012)
Release of Minor Clients' Counseling Records to Parents or Guardians (8/2012)

HIPAA (5/2014
HIPAA (1/2014)
HIPAA (5/2013)
HIPAA HITECH Law Changes (2/2013)
HITECH Breach Notification (5/2011)
HIPAA HITECH Audits (12/2011)
Cell- or Smart-phone Protection (6/2012)

EHR Records (12/2013)
Parity (11/2013)
Insurance (10/2013)
Clients (9/2013)
Subpoenas (8/2013)
Records (7/2013)
Fee-Splitting (3/2013)
Confidentiality and Substance Abuse (8/2011)
Records Requests (11/2011)
Counselor Safety and Confidentiality (7/2011)

Professional Responsibility:
Records Custodian (4/2014)
Collaborative Law (10/2012)
Record Retention (09/2012)
Death or Disability of Counselor (1/2012)
Fraud (5/2012)

Reporting (6/2013)

Resolving Ethical Issues:
Client Complaint (2/2014)
Licensure Board Complaints (4/2012)

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