Year: 1987 Source: Psychotherapy, v.24, no.2, (Summer 1987), p.145-153 SIEC No: 19880241

The authors review areas of special vulnerability & the legal penalties which may befall psychotherapists who improperly manage dangerous patients. Areas of potential liability include failure to report suspected child abuse, abandonment of dangerous patients, the duty to refer, the duty to protect, the failure to commit, the negligent release of dangerous patients from inpatient facilities, & the inadequate treatment of suicidal patients. 63 Refs. (NBB)