Reasons A Mental Health Practitioner Should Consult A Lawyer

December 18th, 2019
Reasons A Mental Health Practitioner Should Consult A Lawyer
mental health

If you are a mental health practitioner in New Jersey, you need to have legal protection. Having a lawyer to represent you can have a positive impact on your practice.  Here are two reasons why you need to consult a lawyer in the mental health field.

You Want to Start a Practice in New Jersey

Starting your own mental health practice in New Jersey might sound glamorous, but the process is complicated. You need experience in business and management, as well as your field of mental health. For example, when hiring employees, you need to have contracts and policies in place. This is where an attorney is crucial. The attorney drafts contracts for employees, business partners, and other independent contractors. You also need to invest in liability insurance. Lawyers can assist with reading the insurance policies and providing advice on which is most useful for your needs.

Your License to Practice is Compromised

Consulting a New Jersey mental health attorney can help protect your practice when your license is under threat. Your license can be revoked if you do not adhere to the state medical board guidelines. Common reasons for revoking mental health licenses are breaking patient confidentiality, poor documentation processes, or workplace harassment. Here at Bowne-Barry & Barry, we have experience in working with the New Jersey medical board. We can provide advice and action to help you protect your license.

Contact Bowne-Barry & Barry To Protect Your Mental Health Practice

No matter where you are in your mental health practice, it is a good idea to have a trusted lawyer you can contact. There is nothing worse than legal surprises, so make sure you and your practice are protected today. Bowne-Barry & Barry are trusted legal professionals in the New Jersey area. Give us a call today at 732-238-8686 or visit our website to book a consultation.