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ETHICS - Clinical Documentation and Record Keeping: Ethics and Law

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National 4H Conference Center

7100 Connecticut Avenue

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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This is a professional workshop, open only to mental health and other health professionals.

Have you struggled with what you should and shouldn’t write in a client’s chart? Or whether it is okay to let your clients read your progress notes? Or how to deal with dueling parents’ demands to see their children’s medical record? In this workshop we’ll review the relevant ethical codes and laws, and discuss scenarios like these. You will learn what you should include in every clinical note you compose, “over-documentation” pitfalls to avoid, and why this is all so confusing. This is an ethics training.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will appreciate several purposes of clinical documentation.
  • Participants will review several resources for relevant laws and ethical codes regarding clinical documentation and record keeping.
  • Participants will learn several items that should be included in all clinical documentation.
  • Participants will understand when and how to appropriately release records to their clients, their client’s family members and others.

Dr. Michael Heitt is a licensed psychologist in private practice. The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities center around working with physicians, executives and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He frequently consults to small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues, and is recognized by local Courts as being an expert witness in the fields of Clinical and Forensic Psychology.

Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment. He is a member of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA) Ethics Committee and has formerly been the Chair of MPA’s Ethics Committee and Colleague Assistance Program.

Dr. Heitt earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1996. He’s been a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Maryland. Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA.


Cancellation policy:

Refunds for cancellations are provided if notified 5 days prior to the training date.

Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. The D.C. and Virginia Boards of Social Work usually recognize the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners’ approval. Please contact your state boards for verification.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.

In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

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