Florida Behavioral Health Laws and Rules: LIVE FLORIDA CLASSES ONLY
This course listing is for live classes in Florida and is not an online course. More information about our live classes scheduled in Florida can be found by clicking on the live seminars link above. You will also find more board-approved live online webinars there.
This course was designed to satisfy the Florida "Laws and Rules" initial licensure requirement for Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors in both venues (live and online broadcast). Psychologists also may take this course in order to qualify to supervise Mental Health Counselor Interns. The credits will apply to license renewal. Minimum of five registrants required to hold the course. Registrants for classes that do not meet the minimum will be transferred to the next live class or online broadcast of their choice. Participants will be notified by email in the event of a cancellation. Please make sure that email from @programservices.org is not in your spam/blocked listings. A transfer is officially a new registration and is subject to the fee and refund policies.
Approvals are listed in this course description. State-specific courses are generally not applicable to other states.
Description: A required curriculum for candidates for Florida licensure in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, this 8-hour class presents the pertinent laws and rules to aid professional counselors in avoiding malpractice problems, adherence to licensure requirements and protection of clients' welfare. The laws and rules for behavioral health practice legislation and relevant administrative code include F.S. 455 Part II, F.S. 491, F.A.C. 64B4. The module on behavioral health services legislation includes F.S. 394, F.S. 397. The third module includes psychotherapist-patient privilege, child, and elder abuse reporting requirements as per F.S. 90.503, F.S. 415 and F.S. 39, concluding with highlights of several other state and federal laws that may be relevant.
CE Credits: 8
CE Broker #: Date specific.
Methods: Lecture and discussion with handout material.
Approvals: Please note that this is a Florida-specific course