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Doctor insights on: Professional Liability Insurance For Occupational Therapists

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Occupational Therapists (Definition)

Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals that work with people who are physically or mentally disabled or injured to recover the ability to normally engage in ...Read more


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Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

No, not usually.: They can be separately licensed and work in the capacity of an OT, and then can diagnose. Usually, they treat based upon the needs of an individual, which follows from the diagnose gleaned elsewhere. ...Read more

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How do social workers collaborate with social services?

How do social workers collaborate with social services?

Communication...: Most collaborative efforts are done with either computers(email), fax; or, the good old fashion telephone. ...Read more

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Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Yes: Depending on where you are and whether you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health etc. Palliative care can be arranged by social workers, chaplains, case managers and discharge planners. You'll probably never go wrong by starting with the social worker. ...Read more

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Do licensed clinical social workers prescribe med?

No: The only people legally permitted to prescribe meds are doctors and, depending on the state, nps & pas. ...Read more

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

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Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Neuro psycologist: Neuro psychological evaluation is performed by psychologist who get special training in neuropsychology. It is not cheap as it is time consuming and involves several more tests than regular psycological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

Degree and License: Ota's require two years of college and a state license. Salaries commensurate with experience and location in the $40k's. ...Read more

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Can social workers offer a diagnosis?

Social worker: They are not licensed as a health care practicioner and thus cannot offer medical advice. ...Read more

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Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Without knowing more: Without knowing more details it is difficult to offer a precise answer. The bottom line though is that all licensed clinicians and their office staff are subject to following hipaa(health insurance portability and accountability act which provide for medical record confidentiality while setting standards for communication between providers and non providers. ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

Teach living skills: Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living. They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment. ...Read more

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Can a mental health occupational therapist open their own practice and do psychotherapy sessions?

Can a mental health occupational therapist open their own practice and do psychotherapy sessions?

An Occupational: therapist can sessions - but not psychotherapy. Who is doing this? Unless they have a mental health license like Licensed social worker, Marriage family counselor, licensed psychologist, Licensed mental health counselor then No. ...Read more

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Recertifying as personal trainer- how can trainers work with physicians to get training costs offset by client's insurance?

Recertifying as personal trainer- how can trainers work with physicians to get training costs offset by client's insurance?

Good luck...: It is all about politics. Our physician fees are being cut quite a lot. You have the PT association that is making it more difficult for you. My advise, may have to get your PT degree. Check your state society and see what they suggest. ...Read more

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Is social work a good professional to get into? I heard medical social work jobs are being deligated to other healthcare professbionals

Is social work a good professional to get into? I heard medical social work jobs are being deligated to other healthcare professbionals

Yes: There are big changes occurring in the healthcare field. In mental health it is difficult to find good, well trained professionals. Because of this duties are often delegated. ...Read more

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How to get behavioral psychiatric services without health insurance?

How to get behavioral psychiatric services without health insurance?

Pay for them: Lots of practitioners of behavioral therapy are not covered with insurance and accept only direct pay. If that's not feasible, depending on the need, if this is for a child, the school may authorize and pay for behavioral services through an individualized education plan (iep). Also, if you meet criteria, public insurance (medicaid) may pay for such care. ...Read more

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What are psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers trained to do?

What are psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers trained to do?

Disciplines: A psychiatrist is first an md who learns about all of medicine and can diagnose medical conditions vs psychiatric and prescribe medicines. Psychologists study the mind and behavior and have expertise in research models and psychologic treatments. Social workers do similar but usally from a system perspective of the person in society and family. All can do therapy and may ofter helpful ideas. ...Read more

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What can a mental health occupational therapist do in private practice?

Occupational: therapists R not trained mental health practitioners, although their work certainly impacts on client's mental health. They focus on your occupational strengths and weaknesses and will help U prepare 4 various jobs that suit your specific needs. 4 instance, if U have ADHD they will encourage U 2 work with your employer 2 allow U 2 work in a space with as few distractions as possible. ...Read more

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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act. ...Read more

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more

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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more