Winter Park, FL asked in Business Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida

Q: Is a non-medically licensed/certified individuals required by law to report threats or confessions of abuse/harm?

I am considering becoming self-employed as a "life coach" -- albeit unlicensed and uncertified until I satisfy the educational requirements for working as a counselor -- and I am trying to gather information about what I must do to protect myself from liability. I also need to know if there are differences in the law which could affect me if I am acting as a life coach for clients who are out of my home state of Florida and how I would be best advised to handle such legal differences in order to protect myself legally.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: Makes sense to get a general errorors and omissions /general liability policy. As to the admissions, morally you need to consider them, legally only those professions required to report have to report. There may be variances in state law.

Suggest you google mandatory reporting state by state and then ask as to each state.

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