Coaching and Liability
I’m a licensed mental health professional , do I need malpractice coverage for coaching?
Coaching, as distinguished from therapy, is meant to enhance normal functioning and not to treat symptoms of illness. Personal, life and executive coaches should have malpractice, or errors and omissions, insurance. Even coaches who are not licensed healthcare professionals- no license is needed in New York State to be a coach – should have insurance to cover any potential liability for coaching. The underlying question, then, is whether the malpractice coverage already in place for licensed professionals covers their coaching activities…
This article first appeared in TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology Vol. 1(6).