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Prohibition Against Treating Psychologists Performing Forensic Evaluations of Minors for the Purpose of Addressing Custody, Residence or Visitation.

It is a conflict of interest for a psychologist who has treated a minor or any of the adults involved in a custody or visitation action to perform a forensic evaluation for the purpose of recommending with which adult the minor reside, which adult should have custody, or what visitation should be allowed. Consequently, a psychologist who treats a minor or any of the adults involved in custody or visitation action may not perform a forensic evaluation for custody, residence or visitation of the minor. A psychologist who treats a minor from providing a court or a mental health professional performing an evaluation with information about the minor from the psychologist’s perspective as a treating psychologist, so long as the psychologist does not violate confidentiality. Florida Administrative Code Chapter 64B19-18.006.

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