Resources for legal and regulatory issues
By Legal & Regulatory Affairs staff
Oct. 11, 2012—Each year, our Legal & Regulatory Affairs (LRA) staff fields hundreds of calls and emails from APA Practice Organization (APAPO) members on a wide variety of legal issues.
Though LRA’s staff attorneys cannot give legal advice, they provide information and views on unique legal and regulatory issues facing practicing psychologists. LRA attorneys also help members by directing them to appropriate resources from the comprehensive collection of material found on APAPO’s Practice Central website.
The online compilation includes an array of articles frequently sent to members. The ever-growing collection of almost 70 documents written by LRA attorneys for APAPO publications such as PracticeUpdate and Good Practice offers simple practical steps for practitioners to follow. Articles followed by a lock icon on the Practice Central website are available only to Practice Assessment payers. Some of the most popular articles and documents are:
Subpoenas and other requests for records
How to Deal with a Subpoena (PDF, 572KB)
How to Handle Subpoenas and Depositions (PDF, 198KB)
HIPAA and patient privacy
Practitioners: Take Note (PDF, 203KB)
Insurance and managed care
If you have questions after reading the articles, members are welcome to call LRA attorneys for a more in-depth discussion about the particular situation.