1. Differences in Business Structures and Protections in Human Service Private Practice: Which Suits Your Practice Best?
- Chris E. Stout
Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Getting Better at Private Practice
How to Cite
Nye, J. D. (2012) Differences in Business Structures and Protections in Human Service Private Practice: Which Suits Your Practice Best?, in Getting Better at Private Practice (ed C. E. Stout), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. doi: 10.1002/9781118089972.ch1
- Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
- Published Print: 27 JUL 2012
Print ISBN: 9780470903988
Online ISBN: 9781118089972
- legal and ethically based practice forms and policies;
- practice entity;
- professional liability;
- premises liability;
- business structure as sole proprietorship;
- limited partnership;
- “C” corporation;
- “S” corporation;
- professional corporation;
- limited liability company;
- apparent agency;
- nonprofit corporation
Whether you have already established your own practice, are starting a practice of your own, joining a practice, or working for a practice that is already established, the “business” of practice as a mental health or human services professional is the framework within which professional care is delivered. A successful practice requires the knowledge and implementation of basic legal, financial, and business management skills. This chapter presents an overview of the legal aspects of practice structures to assist the practitioner in establishing, evaluating, and improving the business of the practice.