Managing employment related issues in behavioral health companies (California-specific, but also has national applicability)

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  • Course Description

    In this course, we will cover topics in employment law that are of importance in the behavioral health field. Many behavioral health providers may inadvertently break employment-related laws, and this presentation is geared at increasing the understanding of how to manage employment-related issues in a legally compliant manner. These topics will include; interviewing and hiring; policy and procedure requirements; employment discrimination; harassment; wage and hour concerns; employee discipline; and termination. The specific examples and citations given in the course are related to California law. However, many of the principles and much of the guidance presented are relevant on a national level.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Identify the major employment law risk areas in the field of behavioral health; List three or more resources for guidance related to behavioral health industry employment-related concerns or questions.


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Instructor

Behavioral Health Law Guru

Nick Merkin, Esq.

Compliance Expert

Nick Merkin is the Chief Executive Officer of Compliagent, a national healthcare compliance consulting firm based in Los Angeles.  As part of his consulting practice, he frequently serves as a fractional or interim Chief Compliance Officer for organizations experiencing rapid growth, enforcement challenges, or in the process of merger and acquisition.   Nick has a thorough knowledge of complex and rapidly changing state and federal laws and policies regarding organizational governance issues, board oversight and liability, compliance auditing, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA privacy, data security, and the False Claims Act.  Nick earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems.  A member of the California Bar, Nick is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).

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