Sexual Misconduct in Mental Health – Strict Laws and the Ways Therapists Violate Them
Mark worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving to private practice, he now helps private clients in a wide variety of contexts who are professionally licensed. Mark became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law where he represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney. Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over thirty national and state organizations and private companies, including webinars and in-person seminars. National and state organizations include the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.
This webinar is an informative trip into the world of sexual misconduct in the various mental health professions. Learn the most common, strict laws that apply to protect the patient, the staff of the therapist, and sometimes even the therapists themselves from sexual misconduct. Examine case law from the courts where state licensure boards have sanctioned the therapist for crossing that sacred line between doctor and patient in the mental health professions. Finally, is falling in love a defence to sleeping with your patient?
This webinar assumes the attendee understands the basics of professional
regulatory laws and state authority under law. Attendees will then
start with an analysis of state laws as they specifically apply to
mental health practitioners with a review of sexual misconduct and
consensual romantic and sexual relationships between doctor and patient.
Why is falling in love not a defence to a consensual romantic
This webinar starts with the basics of professional licensure laws for health care professionals then examines the many laws involving sexual misconduct – and consensual relationships – between the doctor and patient. Areas covered include:
- The basics of professional mental health laws
- Examples of prohibited conduct and dual relationships
- Examples of prohibited sexual misconduct – who and what does it cover?
- Examples of prohibited sexual and romantic relationships
- An in-depth review of specific state licensure laws
- Analysis from the courts on sexual misconduct laws and prohibitions on romantic relationships
Who Should Attend
Health care attorneys; corporate compliance officers in health care; staff of medical offices and health care entities; hospital attorneys; health care practitioners in mental health; law enforcement officers in health care compliance; state boards and agencies with jurisdiction over state licenses to practice a health care profession.