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Category: Professional License

Obtaining, Protecting, Saving, Or Reinstating Your Professional License in New Jersey

New Jersey strictly regulates occupations through the Department of Consumer Affairs. There are over 51 Professional and Occupational Boards and Committees. These Boards are responsible for regulating a wide variety of professions, contractors, and businesses. Licensing Boards have broad powers for investigating and imposing discipline for a variety of actions, past or present. Actions by …

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Professional Licensing – Information Technology Businesses Beware! The Installation of CCTV and Security Systems Requires a State License

With the rapid advancement of technology, the concomitant reduction of cost, and increasing ease of installation of Closed-Circuit Television systems (“CCTV”) many local Informational Technology Companies have begun to dabble in installing CCTV monitoring as part of their product/service offerings.  The installation of “surveillance,” “security,” or CCTV monitoring equipment requires a state license.  The failure …

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Psychologists Beware: Insurance Carrier’s “Auditing” Of Psychologist Patient Files – What You Need to Know About Regulations, Confidentiality, and Risk Management

By Eric Marcy, Esq. Health Insurance Carriers (hereafter “Carriers”) are becoming ever present in scrutinizing the provision of psychological services. Psychologists must be very careful in submitting claims when seeking payment for services from Carriers. When a Psychologist submits a claim, or when a patient is submitting a claim for reimbursement, it should be expected that …

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The Psychologist’s Legal Obligations in Record Compliance and Understanding Proper Risk Management

By Eric Marcy, Esq. Due to the nature of the practice a Psychologist’s obligations relating to the maintenance of proper records is unique. A professional license takes years to acquire and faulty or erroneous record keeping may place one’s career and livelihood in jeopardy.  So too, the mishandling of an investigation or an audit may …

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What Are a Social Worker’s Obligations Under the New Jersey Administrative Code When an Insurance Company Demands to Conduct an Audit of Patient Records?

By Eric Marcy, Esq. Under New Jersey Law Health Care Insurance, Carriers (“Carrier(s)”) have specific, defined, and limited authority to have access to a licensed Social Worker’s records involving services paid through the Carrier’s Health Insurance Plan. Such access is not unlimited and sometimes an investigator on behalf of the Carrier will show up at …

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