Mental Health Professions FAQs


Mental Health Professions FAQs

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Where can I find the law waiving confidential communications?

See Section 491.0147, Florida Statutes. When you are a defendant to a civil, criminal or disciplinary action arising from a complaint filed by the patient; when the patient agrees to the waiver, when there is clear and immediate probability of physical harm and this communication is only to the victim, family member, or law enforcement…

Where can I find information regarding a practitioner’s disclosure of confidential information relating to an AIDS patient?

See Section 456.061, Florida Statutes that states there is immunity from civil or criminal liability if your HIV positive patient discloses the identity of a sexual or needle sharing partner.

How long must I keep client records?

Rule 64B4-9.001, F.A.C. states in part, “A full record of services shall be maintained for 7 years after the date of the last contact with the client or user.” Definitions related to client records are outlined in Rule 64B4-9.002, F.A.C.

Where can I find the law waiving confidential communications?

See Section 491.0147, Florida Statutes. When you are a defendant to a civil, criminal or disciplinary action arising from a complaint filed by the patient; when the patient agrees to the waiver, when there is clear and immediate probability of physical harm and this communication is only to the victim, family member, or law enforcement…

Where can I find information regarding a practitioner’s disclosure of confidential information relating to an AIDS patient?

See Section 456.061, Florida Statutes that states there is immunity from civil or criminal liability if your HIV positive patient discloses the identity of a sexual or needle sharing partner.

Where can I find information about becoming a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist?

The Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) credential is for people who use their lived experience and skills learned in training to help others achieve and maintain recovery and wellness from mental health and/or substance use conditions.

For information on how to become a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, visit the Florida Certification Board website, https://flcertificationboard.org/certifications/certified-recovery-peers-specialist/.