Course Description: This one day course will overview the basic legal issues in developing a private practice: how to choose the practice entity: individual, partnership, corporation; marketing and licensing aspects; understanding insurance policies, leases and contracts; practice policies and procedures; managed care arrangements; supervision, employees, consultants and independent contractors; risk and liability avoidance; collections; statutes and regulations. Materials will be provided. Participants will:
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various possible practice entities.
- Understand when you can use independent contractors in your practice.
- Identify the hidden risks in managed care contracts.
- Identify what information to consider providing to your clients in writing.
- Identify the benefits and liabilities of having a practice manual.
About the Trainer: Sandra G. Nye, JD, MSW holds a JD from De Paul University College of Law and an MSW from Loyola University School of Social Work, and is principal of The Law Offices of Nye and Associates, Ltd. in Chicago . Ms. Nye concentrates in the law of human service delivery and family law, consulting and practicing before administrative agencies and in the courts. Former professional posts include Director of Child and Family Law and Psychiatry, Institute for Juvenile Research; Asst. Professor of Jurisprudence in Psychiatry, University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine; Director of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; instructor and lecturer at the Family Institute, University of Chicago Graduate School of Social Service Administration, and the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social work. She has held offices and chairmanships in legal and human service professional associations, participated in drafting mental health, child protection and confidentiality legislation, lectures nationally and has authored books, chapters, and numerous articles on the law of families and clinical practice.
Continuing Education Hours: This program is recognized as providing 6 CE’s for: LPC/LCPC, LSW/LCSW. CEUs through IAODAPCA have been applied for.
Confirmations / Directions: Upon receipt of the registration form, we will mail or email a confirmation letter including location and directions. There will be no confirmations sent for registrations received one week or less prior to the workshop.
Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled before one week prior to the workshop will be refunded their cost minus a $25 administrative fee. Registration can be applied to another available training date, based on availability. There are no refunds within one week of the training.
Registration Deadlines: Registrations should be received one week prior to each workshop. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.
- Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
- Training 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Lunch on your own
- Training 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.