Chapter 7. Legal and Ethical Issues in College Mental Health

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair2 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students3
  1. Karen Bower JD Senior staff Attorney1 and
  2. Victor Schwartz3

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch7

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Bower, K. and Schwartz, V. (2010) Legal and Ethical Issues in College Mental Health, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

  2. 3

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th Street, NW, Ste. 1212, Washington DC 20005, USA

  2. 3

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836

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Keywords:

  • legal and ethical issues - college mental health;
  • expectation of privacy - fundamental ethical standard in free society;
  • sensible steps taken by universities - protecting campus communities;
  • state laws - affording greatest protection;
  • failure to adequately protect mental health information - resulting in negative consequences for students;
  • state confidentiality laws - addressing treatment of mental health information;
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - governing disclosure of student educational records

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Conceptual framework

  • Legal framework

  • Application

  • Conclusion

  • References