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Ethics and Florida Law

1.  Operant Conditioning was the work of B.F. Skinner.
A) True
B) False
2.  Within the APA Ethical Code, there are 82 numbered standards to
A) regulate the practice of clinical psychology.
B) delineate the unity of psychology as a science.
C) force states to use APA ethics for their legal standards for psychologists.
3.  If you are contacted by the State Board of Psychology about a complaint from a patient
A) they are acting in your best interest and should be treated as such.
B) do not answer any questions in writing or on the telephone without consulting an attorney.
C) there is no real cause for concern if you know you have done nothing wrong.
D) they generally want only clarification of your techniques.
4.  You can only be sued for malpractice if
A) you have violated an ethical code.
B) you have violated a legal code.
C) you have not violated a legal or ethical code.
D) All of the Above
5.  Continuing Education is required in response to new problems psychologists face in their practice.
A) True
B) False
6.  Your State Board of Psychology is designed to protect
A) the professional psychologist.
B) the consumers of psychological services.
7.  Psychologists are not only governed by APA but also by the State Board of Psychology in which they are licensed.
A) True
B) False
8.  To sue successfully a psychologist for malpractice in a civil court, the psychologist must have
A) done egregious harm to their patient.
B) there are no rules or guidelines.
C) breached the standard of care.
D) must have been investigated by the State Licensing Board.
9.  The Board of Psychology can require you to surrender you license for ethical and/or legal violations.
A) True
B) False
10.  It is important to note that regardless of your behavior a patient may decide to sue you for malpractice.
A) True
B) False
11.  To be sued successfully for malpractice in a civil court, the patient must prove that you have breached the standard of care.
A) True
B) False
12.  Confidentiality is the responsibility of
A) the patient.
B) the psychologist.
C) the psychologist and all office and billing staff.
13.  In the Tarasoff case, Tarasoff is the
A) psychologist.
B) patient.
C) victim.
D) prosecutor.
14.  Tarasoff is an example of
A) case law.
B) ongoing changes in legal conditions for doing psychotherapy.
C) a set of laws which continues to evolve.
D) All of the Above
15.  All therapists who use electronic transmission of files must be HIPAA compliant.
A) True
B) False
16.  As of January, 2007, Psychologists are required to keep notes on their patients for 7 years after the conclusion of treatment.
A) True
B) False

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