Laws and Ethics Course

Laws and Ethics provide the consumer protection and a set of expectations in the service they receive:

True False

It is within the scope of practice for an LCSW and MFT to:

Prescribe medication Use psychotherapy to help people have more satisfying adjustments Perform medical exams Date their client

To provide marriage and family therapy services you need:

An LMFT license An LCSW license A Bachelors Degree Either a or b

Licensed professionals may not provide group supervision for more than ___ unlicensed individuals in a group. 

5 8 1 10

Which of the following are violations which can result in the suspension, revocation or denial of a license or registration:

Securing a license or registration dishonestly Gross negligence or incompetence Engaging in sexual relations with a client Failure to maintain confidentiality, except as permitted by law All of the above

Because there are innumerable ways to violate appropriate practices, the ethical codes are not meant to be an exhaustive list of rules, but rather values and principles that guide healthcare practitioners in their providing of services:


True False

Psychotherapy is the use of psychosocial methods within a professional relationship:

To assist the person or persons to achieve a better psychosocial adaptation To train employees in their privacy procedures Both a and b None of these

 A code of ethics can guarantee ethical behavior.True/False?

True False

Professional organizations that develop and revise codes of ethics to licensed professionals are:

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) The American Nursing Association (ANA) All of these

An extreme departure from the standard of nursing care which, the nurse knew, or should have known, could have jeopardized the client's health or life.

Gross negligence Incompetence Counter-transference Transference

According to Reamer, in resolving ethical dilemmas, which of these would receive the lowest ranking of importance for the healthcare practitioner in making a decision:

Physical Health Shelter Recreational activites Basic mental equilibrium

According to Mechanic, values of social workers:

Are best and should be imposed upon their clients Are all the same Must be kept secret at all costs Will be evident in therapy

Which of the following is not accurate in regards to receiving consultation?

It is especially helpful when facing a complex ethical dilemma There are no ethical confidentiality limits in consultations It should be done with an experienced and knowledgeable professional

Informed consent means the client is informed of and consents to all of the following except:

Appointment cancellation policies Limits of confidentiality Goals of treatment Fees for services Your marital history

Counter-transference refers to:

The patient's feelings toward the practitioner The practitioner's feelings toward the client The ethical principle that it is counter-productive to transfer

Transference and counter-transference issues are minimal problems and should be ignored in order to save time:

True False

Prior to the videotaping sessions of clients?

You must have written informed consent. You must have a valid Authorization. No need to have consent of client. Both a and b

The guidelines in formulating goals as a part of informed consent are:

Goals must be feasible Goals should be defined in explicit and measurable terms. Goals should be stated in positive terms All of these

Who should be the final authority in deciding the goals of treatment.

The practitioner The client HIPAA The American Nursing Association (ANA)

Which of the following behaviors weakens professional boundaries?

Dual relationships Appropriate dress Limit setting Setting and maintaining time limits of sessions

The violation of professional boundaries:

Is okay if you are already friends with the client Is okay if you become personal friends with the client Is one of the more common ways ethical principles are violated May violate codes of ethics but will not result in professional discipline

The tools that will help you maintain appropriate boundaries include:

Experience and consultation Dual relationship self-disclosure

Behaviors that can damage or help the therapeutic outcomes, depending on the motivation, timing and content is:

Professional consultation self-disclosure Consistency Setting limits

The reasonable suspicion threshold for reporting child abuse means:

You must have seen it happen Somebody else had to have seen it happen You need to be sure before reporting It is objectively reasonable for a person to entertain a suspicion

In the case of elderly abuse, penalties for failing to report become more severe if it is determined that, as a result of the failure to report, the elderly person is injured or killed:

True False

Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect shall be made by mandated reporters to:

A medical examiner A teacher Any police department or sheriff's department A Child Abuse Hotline c or d

Suspected child abuse must be reported immediately by telephone and followed up by a written report within :

2 Days 36 hours 1 week None of these

The resources that would be helpful to  the healthcare practitioner In resolving ethical dilemmas:

The framework developed by Reamer Professions code of ethics A consultant All of these

According to HIPPAA regulations patients should be able to see and obtain copies of their medical records and request corrections if they identify errors and mistakes:

True False

The following is required of healthcare providers/agencies by HIPPAA regulations:

They have written privacy procedures They must train their employees in their privacy procedures They must designate an individual to be responsible for ensuring the procedures are followed All of the above

The permitted disclosures of covered entities include: 

Identification of the body of a deceased person, or the cause of death Research that involves limited data. Judicial and administrative proceedings; limited law enforcement activities; Activities related to national defense and security. All of the above

HIPPAA makes it possible for client health records to be made public without fear of civil or criminal penalties:

True False

As required by  HIPAA privacy standards"covered entities" includes:

Health plans Health care clearinghouses Health care providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions electronically. All of these

The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits physicians to disclose protected health information to another health care provider for:

Liability insurance Health plans Treatment purposes All of these

The types of insurances covered under HIPAA are:

Liability insurance Workers' compensation or similar insurance. Automobile medical payment insurance. All of these None of these