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65-6320. Disclosure to client at beginning of client-therapist relationship; documentation. A licensee, under the provisions of article 63 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, at the beginning of a client-therapist relationship, shall inform the client of the level of such licensee's training and the title or titles and license or licenses of such licensee. As a part of such obligation, such licensee shall disclose whether such licensee has a master's degree or a doctoral degree. If such licensee has a doctoral degree, such licensee shall disclose whether or not such doctoral degree is a doctor of medicine degree or some other doctoral degree. If such licensee does not have a medical doctor's degree, such licensee shall disclose that the licensee is not authorized to practice medicine and surgery and is not authorized to prescribe drugs. As a part of such disclosure, such licensee shall advise the client that certain mental disorders can have medical or biological origins, and that the client should consult with a physician. Documentation of such disclosures to a client shall be made in the client's record.

History: L. 1999, ch. 117, ยง 17; July 1, 2000.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Testimony by social worker concerning cause of physical injury did not satisfy requirements to prove negligent infliction of emotional distress. Ammon v. Baron Automotive Group, 270 F.Supp.2d 1293, 1315 (2003).


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