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Ethics and Legal Regulations for Behavioral Health Professionals

1. Behavioral health providers are responsible for adhering to which of the following laws? 

A. Mandatory reporting

B. Duty to warn

C. HIPAA laws

D. All of the above


2. Behavioral health providers do not need to know their state laws as long as they know federal laws.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


3. All of the following except which are examples of dual relationships

A. Belonging to a softball team with a patient

B. Seeing a patient in the community pool weekly

C. Running into a patient at the grocery store once

D. Knowing a patient's father very well


4. Which of the following requires mandatory reporting?

A. Financial exploitation

B. Physical abuse

C. Neglect

D. All of the above


5. Duty to Warn laws only apply if there is reasonable cause to believe the patient could harm someone else

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


6. All behavioral health professionals adhere to the same set of ethics requirements

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


7. HIPAA requires all but which of the following kinds of safeguards?

A. Physical safeguards

B. Technological safeguards

C. Verbal safeguards

D. Administrative safeguards


8. Mandatory reporting laws apply to who?

A. Children

B. Aging individuals who require care

C. Individuals with intellectual disabilities

D. All of the above


9. A behavioral health provider needs to witness abuse before reporting it

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


10. The following can provide support to providers with concerns about ethics

A. Supervisors

B. Ethics committees

C. Neighbors

D. Only A and B: Supervisors and ethics committees


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