QUOAD HOC: A Legal Blog

Why Quaod Hoc? Well, it is a bit of a play on words. To put it in non-lawyer speak, Quoad Hoc is a legal term, meaning “As to this; or with respect to this”, often regarding something the law may deal with. While not a perfect explanation, we felt it was a good name for the blog which features the legal viewpoint on a wide variety of topics relevant to mental health practitioners and their practices. This blog is all about the legal side of the practice of mental health.
COVID-19 and HIPAA Compliance

COVID-19 and HIPAA Compliance

Without question, the coronavirus has had a wide-reaching impact on healthcare and mental health practitioners.  Many practitioners have transitioned to solely using telehealth platforms with their clients, however not all are fully transitioned yet and some...

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Legal Considerations After a Client Dies

Legal Considerations After a Client Dies

Death is a hard topic.  I am certain that for mental health practitioners it is a subject that you have helped clients cope with during therapy sessions. What happens, though, when it is your client who passes? As a mental health practitioner and healthcare...

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The Value of a Professional Will

The Value of a Professional Will

Recently, the lives of numerous mental health professionals and business owners were changed forever due to a tragic and unexpected explosion.  As you may recall, on August 26, 2019, an explosionrocked an office complex and shopping center in Columbia,...

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Annual HIPAA Training: More Important than You Think

Annual HIPAA Training: More Important than You Think

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was first created, it was designed to establish strict standards for “covered entities” in how they store, access, transmit and distribute sensitive client/patient health information they collect and...

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Treating Minor Clients in Maryland: ​No Minor Thing

Treating Minor Clients in Maryland: ​No Minor Thing

Magnolia Counseling is a therapy practice located in the Baltimore suburbs.  Its owner and primary clinician, Liz, has a busy schedule seeing clients in their twenties and thirties.    One day, Magnolia Counseling gets a phone call from a young woman named Jessica,...

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