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Protect Your Mental Health Professional License by Going Over These 2 Things with Your Attorney

June 19th, 2019

When a mental health professional’s license is under threat, everything within their power should be done to protect it. Mental health professionals work hard to earn their licenses so they can serve the public and do what they love. Eventually, though, almost every mental health practitioner runs into a legal dispute that could affect their…(read more)

New Jersey Law Firm: Locality Matters

June 5th, 2019

Bowne-Barry & Barry New Jersey Law Firm: Locality Matters (=new jersey law firm) Being involved in a legal matter is something many people can relate to. However, mental health practitioners face higher levels of legal liability due to being self-employed. They often have something come up at their practice that pushes them to start searching…(read more)

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Changes To NJSA Mental Health Immunity Act

May 22nd, 2019

Attention NJ Mental Health Professionals!   Be aware of recent revisions to NJ’s Duty to Warn Statute, NJSA 2A:62A-16 Our mental health professional clients often consult with us regarding whether they have incurred a duty to warn or protect third parties from threats made by their clients. We want them to be aware that New Jersey’s…(read more)

New Mental Health Parity Law Seeks To Improve Insurance Coverages

May 8th, 2019

The new mental health parity bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy earlier this month aims to improve accountability among insurance providers for mental health and substance abuse patients. The signing has also been hailed by proponents as an important step to providing essential care to mental health patients and those struggling with substance…(read more)

Defending Your Professional License Against Legal Claims

April 24th, 2019

Most mental health professionals can remember the reasons they got into practice. There are a lot of reasons, but many of them derive from some sense of wanting to do good and help others. And it’s wonderful when it works that way. Mental health professionals consistently report that they find considerable fulfillment in helping patients…(read more)

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Handling Subpoenas and Calls to Deposition

April 17th, 2019

Most mental health professionals have had to deal with a variety of legal issues over the course of their careers. It’s just part of the job. Inevitably, they get involved in the discovery phase of a legal case. Reasons often relate to instances in which a patient involved in a legal matter has their mental…(read more)

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Insurance and Ethical Complaints

March 20th, 2019

It’s important for everyone to know that insurance companies are not equipped to give legal advice. Insurance companies provide coverage to customers that helps cover expenses in the event of a malpractice claim.  In the event that you an ethical complaint is lodged against you, you receive a subpoena or are contemplating a self-reported ethical violation…(read more)

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Criminal Arrests Can Impact your Professional License, Whose Counsel Do You Need?

March 6th, 2019

An arrest and possible conviction for a crime can inflict serious damage to a career. In this era of unprecedented access to public information, professionals need to be aware of how even minor criminal issues can hurt future prospects. This is important for mental health professionals and other service providers because their reputation has a…(read more)

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What Makes Small Business Agreements Different?

February 18th, 2019

)Businesses often draft and sign a staggering number of contracts to keep their day-to-day business functions covered. This includes contracts with customers, partners, and others with which they conduct business. Sometimes these are very simple, while other times they are quite complex. Small business attorneys are there to help you with these more complex agreements….(read more)

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Are You the Executor of an Estate? Read This.

February 2nd, 2018

Recently, the New Jersey Probate Statute made several significant revisions to those provisions that govern the administration of New Jersey estates and trusts. These revisions affect the duty of executors of probate estate administration and are worth noting if you are the executor of a New Jersey estate. Being tasked with this tremendous responsibility can…(read more)