Below are the various policies and procedures of the National Behavioral Health Association of Providers (NBHAP). By purchasing an NBHAP membership or product (including our webinars), you agree to these policies and terms. Please read them carefully, and contact us with any questions.
Member Code of Ethics
National Behavioral Health Association of Providers Code of Ethics
The member must review the NBHAP Code of Ethics prior to applying for membership and agree to comply with its terms during the period of membership. NBHAP has the right to cancel membership at any time for violations of the NBHAP Code of Ethics.
- To obey all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to health, welfare, safety, and employment;
- To only offer services, programs, and products for which the facility or individual is appropriately licensed, trained, and equipped to provide;
- To comply with all applicable licensing requirements, rules, and regulations, including programs’ and professionals’ duties to maintain required licensure and/or credentialing and to participate in continuing education;
- To maintain client/patient confidentiality and privacy, consistent with applicable federal regulations including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, state laws, code(s) of conduct, and professional guidelines;
- To protect clients’/patients’ personal rights and dignity, and to comply with any applicable rules, regulations, and policies related to client/patient rights;
- To fully inform the patient on treatment expectations, duration of treatment, and the likelihood of success;
- To maintain transparency related to fee structures, patient financial responsibility, available discounts or promotions, and other economic matters with clients/patients;
- To collect co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles, and to refuse to waive patient financial responsibility unless a documented and good faith exception or hardship applies;
- To provide to each patient an individualized and outcome-driven treatment plan;
- To maintain clear and appropriate personal and professional boundaries;
- To avoid inappropriate contact with clients/patients or staff including any romantic or sexual contact with current clients/patients, sexual harassment, sexual abuse or misconduct, unwelcome social contact, or other unwanted attention;
- To abide by applicable federal and state laws and professional guidelines related to financial relationships with clients/patients, client’s/patients’ family and friends, and referral sources, to avoid the illegal payment or receipt of remuneration for patient referrals, and to prevent and report any suspected cases of kickbacks, patient brokering, or other unlawful business practices;
- To not engage in, accept, or endorse any advertising or marketing practices that involve illegal compensation structures, kickbacks, fraud, deception, misrepresentations, unfair business practices, and/or ambush marketing;
- To not engage in, accept, or endorse any advertising or marketing practices that are false, or, misleading, or contain unfair statements;
- To accept reasonable responsibility for the strategies, tactics, and behaviors made by contracted firms and services on behalf of the Member;
- To act with collegiality and respect in interactions with or relating to competitors;
- To take appropriate action to prevent or stop any form of retaliation in response to a client/patient, staff member, volunteer, or other individual making a grievance, complaint, or report of suspected misconduct or violations;
- To facilitate and fully cooperate with investigations resulting from grievances, complaints, or reports of suspected misconduct or violations; and
- To exercise discretion and caution in the use of social media and other mass communication tools.
Last updated April 2018
Credentialing Code of Conduct
Credentialing Code of Conduct
Any individual or organization holding a credential from NBHAP must follow the same code of conduct as CCAPP's Credentialing "Mental Health Professionals Code of Conduct for CMHRS, QMHS (Including registrants CMHRS and QMHS), and Mental Health Peers (peers)." Click here for more information.
Last updated January 2023
acceptance of those changes.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO NBHAP:
We receive and store any information you enter on our website, provide us in the membership registration process, or give us by phone, email, or in any other way. We may use the information you provide to respond to your requests, communicate with you, provide information about NBHAP resources and product/service offerings, send promotional material on behalf of partners, and customize and improve our website and services. To purchase membership, members must submit credit card information in addition to certain personal information, which we use to bill Members for membership annually. If you would like to opt-out of communications or other services using the information you have provided, please contact us by phone at (888) 958-2282 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER INFORMATION FROM THE NBHAP WEBSITE:
NBHAP's website also utilizes security software and features that collects and stores information on users in order to protect the website and databases from deleterious programming routines. NBHAP reserves the right to block access from any IP address which contains or has contained, whether intentionally or unintentionally, any programming routines that may be determined as unsafe.
We may email members about legislative updates, advocacy alerts, breaking news, and other information we believe is relevant to members. We also email members with updates about their membership, including auto-renewal notices. Members may opt out of receiving informational and/or promotional emails or other communications from us and our partners. Note that if you opt out of our informational and/or promotional emails but you purchased a membership from us, you will continue to receive communications from us about your membership.
Membership Dues & Fees
Membership Dues & Fees
Members must pay all required dues and fees to NBHAP annually according to the terms below.
You can cancel your membership at any time. If you cancel your membership, the cancellation will be made effective at the end of your membership term.
Refunds will not be provided for any membership. NBHAP does not provide credit, refunds, or prorated billing for memberships canceled mid-term. In such situations, the member will continue to have access to NBHAP Resources until the membership expires. NBHAP reserves the right to offer discounts, refunds, or other courtesies in select circumstances at its sole discretion.
EVENT CANCELLATION BY NBHAP
NBHAP reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances. If NBHAP cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, NBHAP has the right to either issue a full refund or allocate registration to the same event at the new future date. NBHAP bears no responsibility for any other costs incurred (such as flights, accommodations, travel expenses, or loss of income).
For event registrations, all cancellations must be received at least one week (7 days) before the start of the event to receive a full refund. If you need to cancel between one week and 48 hours before the event, NBHAP will give a credit equal to the registration fee to use at future NBHAP events. Cancellations must be made by contacting us. Should a member be unable to attend an event for which the member has been registered, a substitute representative is welcome to attend in the member's place so long as NBHAP has been notified in writing and in advance of the event. No refunds or credits will be provided to registrants who do not cancel within 48 hours or do not attend the event. Registrants who do not attend will not be eligible to receive seminar materials.
Members must accept the disclaimers by NBHAP set forth below.
NO LEGAL ADVICE
The information presented by NBHAP and its founders, operators, board, associates, employees, consultants, and agents (collectively "Affiliates") and contained in NBHAP Resources is for informational purposes only. NBHAP is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice, and NBHAP Resources do not contain or constitute legal counsel or guidance. No attorney-client privilege is created as a result of accessing, reviewing, or otherwise making use of NBHAP Resources.
NBHAP reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by NBHAP, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. NBHAP may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by NBHAP including, but not limited to, brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, and websites. By participating in an NBHAP event, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless, and indemnify NBHAP from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.
Members may view, download, print, or otherwise access contents from the NBHAP website and other NBHAP Resources subject to the following conditions:
- content may be used solely for informational purposes and may not be modified or altered in any way;
- content may not be distributed, republished, or otherwise utilized other than expressly permitted herein;
- Members do not acquire any ownership rights to any content within the website or NBHAP Resources; and
- the NBHAP logo or other proprietary graphics or trademarks may not be used without NBHAP's express written consent.
NAME & LOGO
Use of NBHAP's name or logo to designate such groups as members, professional associations, vendors, or affiliates may be granted when deemed to be in the best interest of NBHAP. Permission, when granted, shall include the understanding that permission does not involve, either expressly or by implication, any endorsement or sponsorship by NBHAP. Permission shall be granted with the understanding that it may be withdrawn at any time NBHAP determines that further usage will not be in its best interests or there is a failure to adhere to the basis which the request to use the name or logo was originally submitted and approved.
The Behavioral Health Association of Providers brand includes the words, phrases, symbols, designs and other distinctive brand features associated with BHAP and our services ("brand assets"). Examples of our brand assets include the word "BHAP", "Behavioral Health Association of Providers", and our logos. Our brand assets are trade names, trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Behavioral Health Association of Providers, LLC.
BHAP encourages and supports other organizations that use and supplement our services. We also must protect our reputation and brand identity. That is why we have developed these brand guidelines, which are intended to promote consistent use of our brand assets. This makes it easier for people to instantly recognize references to BHAP, and prevents consumer confusion. These guidelines also help protect BHAP's intellectual property.
If you don't agree to these Brand Guidelines and their consistent use, please do not use BHAP brand assets.
GENERAL BRAND GUIDELINES
- Use our brand assets to refer to BHAP, our services or anything else we offer.
- Write "Behavioral Health Association of Providers" as a single phrase, and capitalize the words "Behavioral", "Health", "Association", and "Providers".
- Write "BHAP" as a single phrase, and capitalize the entire phrase with no spaces between letters "BHAP".
- Use the brand assets in a way that suggests or implies partnership, sponsorship or endorsement by BHAP.
- Modify or alter the brand assets.
- Incorporate the brand assets, or anything confusingly similar, into your trademarks, domain names, logos or similar content.
- Present the brand assets in a way that makes them the most prominent or distinctive feature of what you're creating.
- Use the brand assets in merchandise or other products or services.
- Assert rights over the Behavioral Health Association of Providers brand or brand assets, whether by domain name registration, trademark registration or anything purpose.
- Use trademarks, domain names, logos or other content that imitate or could be confused with BHAP.
To help us address future branding issues, we may modify these Brand Guidelines on our website, without notice to you. It is your responsibility to remain in compliance with these guidelines.
Last updated July 6, 2018
BHAP Logo Use
NBHAP Logo Use
As a member of or donor to the Behavioral Health Association of Providers, you are allowed to use the NBHAP logo and trademark on your website and literature pursuant to the following requirements.
Before copying a NBHAP logo, please be sure to follow our basic rules:
- Comply with our Brand Guidelines.
- Do not alter the shape, proportion, color or orientation of the logos. You may scale the logos in proportion.
- Write "NBHAP" as a single phrase, and capitalize the entire phrase with no spaces between letters "NBHAP".
- Preserve the padding and spacing around the logo as provided. This helps our logo appear clean and uncluttered, thank you very much.
If you have any questions about logo usage, or need a high resolution copy of our logo, contact us.
Last updated March 13, 2023
Members must acknowledge and accept the terms set forth below.
You acknowledge and agree that NBHAP and its affiliates have not made any guarantee or representations that the information contained or offered in NBHAP Resources is always current or complete. While NBHAP and its affiliates have used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing, and providing quality information and materials, the information presented in NBHAP Resources may change or may not be exhaustive. NBHAP Resources are not intended to be a complete presentation of all issues or rules related to any topic. Relevant laws, regulations, and rules may vary in your jurisdiction. NBHAP does not warrant or make any representations regarding the content, qualifications, accuracy, or completeness of the information, contributors, presenters, text, graphics, links, and other items presented or provided as part of the NBHAP Resources.
NO WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY
You acknowledge and agree that NBHAP and its Affiliates make no warranties, express or implied, as to the fitness or use of NBHAP Resources for a particular purpose. You further acknowledge and agree that NBHAP is not responsible for any action taken in reliance on NBHAP Resources. NBHAP and its Affiliates shall not be held liable for any type of loss, liability, or damage that could be construed as arising directly or indirectly from NBHAP Resources.
NO LEGAL ADVICE
You acknowledge and agree that the information presented by NBHAP and its Affiliates and contained in NBHAP Resources is for informational purposes only. You further acknowledge and agree that NBHAP is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice, and that NBHAP Resources do not constitute legal counsel or guidance. No attorney-client privilege is created as a result of accessing, reviewing, or otherwise making use of NBHAP Resources. You accept that the Member
has no attorney-client relationship with NBHAP and its affiliates. You further acknowledge and agree that nothing contained or represented in NBHAP Resources implies a recommendation by NBHAP of any course or method of action. Any individual or organization that intends to take, or refrain from taking, any action based on information contained on NBHAP Resources should consult with qualified legal counsel or an appropriate professional advisor. All members are encouraged to engage their own independent legal counsel in making decisions of a legal or regulatory nature.
Limitation of Liability
Limitation of Liability
Members must agree to the limitation of liability set forth below.
If the Member is dissatisfied with any aspect of NBHAP membership or NBHAP Resources, the sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue membership. The Member agrees that there is no right of action against NBHAP and its Affiliates for injunctive relief or for any damages on any matter concerning the subject matter of this Agreement, membership in NBHAP, and/or the use of NBHAP Resources. In no event shall NBHAP or its Affiliates be liable to Members or any other for any damages of any type as a consequence of membership in NBHAP and/or the use of NBHAP Resources. To the extent permitted by law, NBHAP and its Affiliates exclude all warranties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the total liability of NBHAP and its Affiliates for any claims, damages, losses, reimbursements, causes of action, or other remuneration is limited to the amount paid by the Member to NBHAP for dues or fees within the last calendar year (365 days).
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL NBHAP OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO THE MEMBER FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. IN ALL CASES, NBHAP AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
Members must agree to the indemnification provision set forth below.
The Member agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless NBHAP and its Affiliates from and against any and all third party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, and fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from:
- Member's use of NBHAP Resources (except to the extent prohibited by law);
- Member's violation of the Agreement;
- Member's violation of any rights of any other person or entity;
- any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spyware, malware, cancelbots or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines input by Members into NBHAP Resources.
Members must agree to the terms set forth below.
If any provision of the Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain valid unless such validity would frustrate the purpose of the Agreement, the Agreement shall be enforced to the full extent allowable under applicable law, and a substitute, valid, and enforceable provision most nearly reflecting the original intent shall be developed in place of the invalid provision. No modification to the Agreement is binding unless in writing.
The laws of California, USA, excluding California's conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to the Agreement, NBHAP membership, or the use of NBHAP Resources. All claims arising out of or relating to the Agreement, NBHAP membership, or the use of NBHAP Resources will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Los Angeles County, California, USA, and the Member consents to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
The Agreement is the entire agreement between the Member and NBHAP relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any prior and contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals, and representations with respect to its subject matter.The terms in the Agreement control the relationship between the Member and NBHAP. The Agreement does not create any third-party beneficiary rights.
NBHAP reserves the right to change the Agreement and/or its terms at any time. Any change to the Agreement and/or its terms shall be effective as of the date of posting to NBHAP's website or actual notice to Members, whichever is earlier. If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.
If you have any questions about this Membership Agreement, please contact us.
Last Updated: April 2018
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