As I am planning to go into private practice in the counselling field, what are the guidelines to help avoid malpractice and other lawsuits?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com February 4, 2021, 6:30 pm ad1c9bdddf
Guidelines to Help Avoid Malpractice and Other Lawsuits
1. Be knowledgeable about all relevant legal and ethical standards. If you have any doubts, seek consultation.
2. Maintain well-organized records. Experts maintain that the best defense in litigation is adequate record keeping (e.g., Knapp, 1997).
3. Practice only within your level of expertise. Make referrals when appropriate, and consult ...
This solution provides guidelines to help avoid malpractice and other lawsuits for health professionals, such as counsellors, mental health workers, and psychologists.