Sexting, Texting, and Emails: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas

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Texting and social media have grown to be perhaps the preferred method of communication, even for those who grew up with rotary phones. Its use in the context of behavioral health treatment therefore cannot be ignored. As with any communication between providers and their clients, however, these digital communications, including the slippery slope of sexting, should not be used without a clear understanding of the legal and ethical risks that accompany their use. This five hour course will review the growing use of digital technology, electronic communications and the numerous issues arising from their use, including those related to privacy, confidentiality, privileged communications, informed consent, boundaries and documents. Mr. Lehman will present throughout the lunch hour and requests that participants bring their own food and drinks. 




ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Kenneth W. Lehman, Esq. Ken Lehman is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Health Care Practice and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. read more…



CONTACT HOURS

  • 5 contact hours for nurses, psychologists, social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, continuing health education specialists, corrections and behavioral health professionals.

  • Up to 5 CME for physicians.

  • Pending for licensed alcohol and drug counselors.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. 

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