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Counseling and Social Services

Florida Laws And Rules For Mental Health Update 2019

Brief Description:

This course meets the requirements for the 3 hour Florida Laws and Rules Update required every third biennium for license renewal. It is not the 8 hour initial licensure course. Please see below for the 8 hour Laws and Rules course.

The course is developed through extrapolating Florida Statutes that pertain to the counseling profession. The course utilizes law, changes in statutes, examples and case studies.

This course will award 3 continuing education hours.

Course number: 20-625645
Provider number: 50-204

Author:  Leesa M. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC; Greg Crutchfield, attorney at law

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Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:

1. Explain the specifics of the Florida Evidence Code Chapter 90.503 as it pertains to Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege.
2. Explain F.S. 2000, Chapter 456 as it pertains to Professional Regulations in
3. Explain F.S. 2000, Chapter 491 and Rule 64-B4 as it pertains to Florida law and the rules of the licensing board for Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy Services.
4. Discuss client confidentiality, informed consent, and client rights and
their impact on services provided.
5. Discuss the impact of technology on psychotherapy and how to keep information safe.

Board Approvals:

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family-Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, #726 

Florida Certification Board


Florida Board of Nursing, #NEC3508

Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants 

Many state boards accept hours approved by other state boards. If your board is not listed here please contact them.

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