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Legal and Ethical Implications of Professional Practice: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Course: #4841 Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 30 Reviews

With renewed interest in ethical decision making and with mandates imposed by states and professional associations to acquire continuing education in the area of ethics, the need has arisen to provide practitioners with practical information regarding ethics education. This course utilizes scenarios and hit songs to illustrate the ethical decision making process as it relates to professional practice, with special emphasis on delineating differences between those violations that represent code of ethics issues, those that represent legal infractions, and those that involve elements of both legal and ethical problems.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to differentiate similarities and differences between legal tenets and ethical principles.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to analyze situations that constitute potential legal and/or ethical violations as they relate to professional associations and state licensing statutes.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to delineate the key elements for resolution of dilemmas.


0-10 Minutes Background on legal and ethical principles
10-20 Minutes Overview of federal reporting requirements and data relative to SLPs and audiologists
20-55 Minutes Analysis and decision-making relative to SLP and audiology ethical and legal scenarios
55-60 Minutes Summary/questions and answers


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Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

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