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Duty to Protect 

Duty to Protect
Duty to Protect

Andrew M. Kopelman

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date: 21 January 2020

Chapter 3 examines cases that relate to a mental health clinician’s legal responsibility to protect citizens from danger caused by patients. The duty can be at the individual or institutional level and varies from state to state. Tarasoff v. Regents, described in this section, is probably the most famous landmark case of all. Other cases included in this section are Lipari v. Sears, Petersen v. Washington, Jablonski v. U.S., and Naidu v. Laird.

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