Benefits of a Professional Will
For practical, ethical and legal reasons, it is important that psychologists plan in advance for the management of professional practice issues in case of sudden incapacity or death. Unless you work in an organization that has policies in place to manage relevant clinical and record-keeping issues, a professional will is usually the best solution and can serve to protect yourself, your estate, your patients* and your family members. A professional will designates a trusted colleague as “professional executor” and provides all the information needed to close your practice. A professional will is especially important if you are in solo practice, but may also be appropriate for psychologists who work as independent practitioners or contractors in group practices or other organizations.