The Law and Mental Health Professionals series is designed to provide a resource for both mental health professionals and attorneys regarding mental health law in each state. The series presents the laws addressing many areas pertinent to mental health professionals. Some of the issues discussed include setting up a private practice, working with health care provider organizations, understanding the duty to warn, and understanding the duty to report abuse and neglect of children and adults. The Law and Mental Health Professionals series is a concise and easy-to-understand resource outlining the obligations and responsibilities of mental health professionals according to the law in any given state. It is a part of the Law and Mental Health Professionals series.