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Law and Ethics 12

1.  Counselors accept employment only for positions for which they are qualified by education, training and supervised experience.
A) True
B) False
2.  Legally minors under age 12 are considered essentially unable to make their own choices.
A) True
B) False
3.  Therapists should keep all clients regardless of the therapist training and experience.
A) True
B) False
4.  Informed consent and confidentiality are important anchors to the principle of autonomy.
A) True
B) False
5.  When a therapist acquires knowledge or a reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused he or she must make a telephone report within 48 hours.
A) True
B) False
6.  A report of child abuse is not required when a therapist learns of the abuse in a setting outside his or her professional capacity.
A) True
B) False
7.  Mandated reporters are legally required to tell involved individuals that a report is about to be made.
A) True
B) False
8.  Mandated reporters have immunity from criminal and civil liability for reporting as required.
A) True
B) False
9.  The Child Abuse Reporting Law takes precedence over laws governing the psychotherapist-patient privilege.
A) True
B) False
10.  When children report to anyone they are being or have been sexually abused there is a high probability they are telling the truth.
A) True
B) False
11.  An elder is a person who is age 70 years or older.
A) True
B) False
12.  Reports of known or reasonably suspected elder or dependent adult abuse must be filed by telephone immediately or as soon as practically possible.
A) True
B) False
13.  Any person legally required to report elder or dependent adult abuse who knowingly fails to report can be found guilty of a misdemeanor.
A) True
B) False
14.  The failure to keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment is considered unprofessional conduct.
A) True
B) False
15.  The holder of the privilege has the right to read all information in his or her file with the exception of your personal notes which belong solely to you.
A) True
B) False
16.  For both counselors and supervisors any dual relationship is problematic if it increases the potential for exploitation.
A) True
B) False
17.  Therapists are aware of their influential position with respect to patients and they avoid exploiting the trust and dependency of such persons.
A) True
B) False
18.  When offering online counseling services the therapist should use encrypted web sites and email communications to help ensure confidentiality.
A) True
B) False
19.  Regardless of your behavior a patient may decide to sue you for malpractice.
A) True
B) False
20.  Counselors terminate a counseling relationship when it becomes reasonably apparent that the client no longer needs assistance.
A) True
B) False
21.  Therapists do not need written informed consent from clients before videotaping audio recording or permitting third party observation.
A) True
B) False
22.  All health professionals who send information via electronic transmission are considered Covered Entities and all HIPAA rules apply to them.
A) True
B) False
23.  Therapists do not withhold patient records or information solely because the therapist has not been paid for prior therapy services.
A) True
B) False
24.  Therapists can offer and accept payment for referrals.
A) True
B) False