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Documentation and Patient Confidentiality CBHT

Documentation and patient confidentiality are paramount for behavioral health technicians in maintaining the integrity of client records and upholding ethical standards. These professionals must accurately and comprehensively document all interactions, assessments, interventions, and treatment plans in client records to ensure continuity of care and facilitate collaboration among interdisciplinary teams. Additionally, behavioral health techs must adhere to strict confidentiality protocols to safeguard sensitive patient information and maintain trust and privacy. This includes obtaining informed consent for disclosure of information, securely storing and transmitting client records, and only sharing information on a need-to-know basis within legal and ethical boundaries. Upholding these standards not only protects the rights and dignity of clients but also ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and promotes the integrity and professionalism of the behavioral health field.

The Florida Certification Board approves this course and meets the 4-hour requirement for the Documentation and Patient Confidentiality Domain for the initial application for the CBHT credentials. Please see the Florida Certification Board for full details on these credentials, including formal education, other content-specific training domains required, work experience, supervision, and required exams.

This course will award 4 continuing education hours.

Please see the board approval box for course approvals.