Continuing Education & Resources for Mental Health Professionals

Legal Information – Virginia

Good ethical practice requires a knowledge of laws that can affect clients’ rights  and an ethical understanding about how to respond to them. Virginia’s laws are more complicated than most. This section includes links to legal standards of practice from the Virginia licensing boards, Virginia statutes and court cases affecting confidentiality;  legal opinions about rights of Virginia minors; updates about recent legal changes, and essays about the ethical impact of Virginia’s unprotective Privilege laws.

  • Court Decisions Affecting Confidentiality
  • Essays, Charts and Legal Opinions About Ethical Implications of Virginia’s Law
  • Informing Patients How to Report Provider Misconduct
  • Laws Affecting Confidentiality
  • Laws and Legal Opinions about Rights of Virginia Minors
  • Legal Updates and News
  • Licensing Board Regulations
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