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Important Contracts For Mental Health Professional Practices

Important Contracts For Mental Health Professional Practices

May 13th, 2020

As a mental health professional practice is getting started, there are many contracts involved. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a lawyer in East Brunswick, NJ, can help mental health practices through the entire process. At Bowne Barry & Barry, we work with practices to help them understand the legal implications of their contracts. We make…(read more)

The Legal Side of COVID-19

The Legal Side of COVID-19

April 30th, 2020

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented times for many businesses and healthcare providers. As a law firm that works with many small businesses and mental healthcare providers, we understand that dealing with COVID-19 has legal implications for your business during this time. We want you to focus on safely providing your services while we take care…(read more)

How An Attorney Can Help With Mental Health Practice Management

How An Attorney Can Help With Mental Health Practice Management

April 29th, 2020

At Bowne Barry & Barry, we are committed to helping you grow your mental health professional practice. There is so much involved in the starting and building of a practice that it can seem overwhelming at first; but we are here to help. We can help with the legal side of business while leaving you…(read more)

Attention NJ Mental Health Professionals: Fraud Alert!

Attention NJ Mental Health Professionals: Fraud Alert!

April 15th, 2020

Attention New Jersey licensed mental health professionals:  Be on the lookout!  You may be the target of an extortion scheme disguising itself as an official Government inquiry.             The New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs (NJADCA) has issued a warning to all licensed professionals that individuals are impersonating NJDCA investigators, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents,…(read more)

An Introduction to Professional Defense Ethics

An Introduction to Professional Defense Ethics

April 7th, 2020

At Bowne Barry & Barry, we work with a lot of health professionals to provide them with professional defense ethics in New Jersey. Health care professionals are under oath to keep patient information confidential. With elements such as social media, sometimes those professional defense ethics can be blurred. At Bowne Barry & Barry we work…(read more)

Paycheck Protection Loan Program: Are Independent Contractors Included? How Do I Apply?

Paycheck Protection Loan Program: Are Independent Contractors Included? How Do I Apply?

April 6th, 2020

We have been getting a lot of questions regarding whether or not independent contractor payments are included in the PPP Loan Program.  The answer is NO.   This is a program for employees, not independent contractors.   If you are structured as a 1099 payer, you are NOT eligible for to obtain forgiveness under this program as…(read more)

How Do I Apply For A Small Business Exemption Under the FFCRA?

How Do I Apply For A Small Business Exemption Under the FFCRA?

April 3rd, 2020

The DOL is expected to issue guidance for small employers with less than 50 employees to obtain an exemption under the FFCRA.   Here is what the DOL has said on that exemption: “When does the small business exemption apply to exclude a small business from the provisions of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and…(read more)

Who Is A Health Care Provider Under the FFCRA?

Who Is A Health Care Provider Under the FFCRA?

April 3rd, 2020

The Department of Labor has issued guidelines in connection with the FFCRA.   The formal regulations will not be published until April 6, 2020.   We had expected the DOL to utilize the same definition of “health care provider” as in the previous FMLA.   Unfortunately, based on the FAQs that the DOL has published, there appears to…(read more)

New Jersey Laws Passed in Response to Coronavirus

New Jersey Laws Passed in Response to Coronavirus

March 25th, 2020

New Jersey recently passed several laws in response to the Coronavirus crisis. Two of those potentially impact mental health providers and their clients. New Jersey Assembly Bill A-3843Assembly Bill A-3843 would require health insurance companies (including health, hospital and medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations and insurers) authorized to do business in New Jersey; New Jersey…(read more)

Can I See My Client in My NJ Office During The COVID-19 Emergency?

Can I See My Client in My NJ Office During The COVID-19 Emergency?

March 24th, 2020

Many New Jersey psychotherapists have been conducting therapy sessions with their clients using remote technologies during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. But what about those clients for whom such remote therapy is clinically inappropriate or for whom the technology is inaccessible or too difficult for them to effectively use?  Can a New Jersey mental health clinician…(read more)