Looking at the New Laws in Maryland through CLEAR Lenses

Richard Bloch, JD, and Michael Heitt, Psy.D.

Gives you 2 of the 3 CE for the MD Licensing Requirement for Laws/Ethics or Risk Management 

Recorded on November 2nd, 2021

Requirements for completion: This is considered a home-study course for reporting purposes, and in order to get CE credit you must pass the post-test (75%) and submit a completed evaluation. You will receive your CE certificate via email 7-10 business days after course completion.

 Did you know that there are new laws that have been passed in Maryland that directly affect your practice? MPA's lawyer, Richard Bloch, will explain what you need to know about these laws, and ethicist, Michael Heitt, will use case scenarios to help you apply these laws to your practice. Be prepared to participate because this will be an interactive workshop.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to

  • Describe the new laws in Maryland that are relevant to the practice of psychology.
  • Apply their understanding of these laws using a unique model of ethical reasoning. 

Richard Bloch, Esq., is President of Shiling, Bloch & Hirsch, P.A. and has been in private practice in Maryland since 1972. He received his B.A. from the George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Mr. Bloch is admitted to practice in Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His practice focuses primarily on health law, representation of health practitioners before the licensing boards, estate planning, general business, trade association law, and civil litigation. He is a member of the Baltimore County Bar Association. Mr. Bloch has been General Counsel to the Maryland Psychological Association since 1979. He has written numerous articles and lectures frequently on legal and ethical issues pertaining to the practice of psychology and mental health.

Michael C. Heitt, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice. The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities center around working with physicians, executives, and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He frequently consults with small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues, and is recognized by local Courts as being an expert witness in the fields of Clinical and Forensic Psychology. Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment. He is a member of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA) Ethics Committee and has formerly been the Chair of MPA’s Ethics Committee and Colleague Assistance Program. Dr. Heitt earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1996. He’s been a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Maryland. Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA.