Legal Guidelines for Peer Support: What Every Peer Team Needs to Know
This presentation discusses the laws surrounding peer support in order to guide teams in their creation, implementation, and maintenance of their own programs. The presenter uses the laws of the California government code as a model to guide team policies, particularly for those in states that do not currently have peer support legislation. The goal is to have a peer support team that will be able to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and protection from liability or potential litigation.
- Identify the best practices to implement their team.
- Define appropriate confidentiality requirements and exceptions.
- Conduct training that will assist in creating liability protection for their agency, team, and individual supporters.