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Live Webinar

Texas Mental Health & The Law - 2020


Faculty:
Jeffrey Drummond |  Coty Meibeyer
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Brochure Code:
PWZ78456
Media Type:
Live Webinar


Description

As a mental health professional, you not only deal with critical clinical matters with your clients – you must also stay on top of seemingly ever-changing laws and procedures. Keeping up-to-date is essential in order to protect your clients and yourself.

In this comprehensive one-day live webcast you will gain an understanding of involuntary commitment processes, guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, rights of individuals in institutions, privacy/confidentiality of mental health records, and much more, that will help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Ethics

THIS ACTIVITY QUALIFIES FOR 4.5 HOURS  OF State Specific ETHICS INSTRUCTION. Not all boards allow ethics credit for on-line programs. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.0 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 360 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


Texas Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 professional development credit hours for Texas Psychologists. Pursuant to Board rule 461.11, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts programs by formally organized groups providing professional development that is directly related to the practice of psychology; and professional associations relating to other mental health professions such as social work. PESI is a formally organized group dedicated to providing professional development programs for psychologists, social workers and other mental health professions. 


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical Practice and 4.5 Ethics continuing education credits. No more than 6.0 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 360 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts

Faculty

Jeffrey Drummond Related seminars and products:

JD

Jackson Walker LLP


Jeffery P. Drummond, Esquire, is a healthcare law partner in the Dallas office of Jackson Walker, LLP. His areas of expertise include representing hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician groups and other ancillary providers in transactional and regulatory matters. He advises clients regarding compliance with pharmaceutical, tax and health care laws and regulations, including medical record privacy and security, HIPAA, and cybersecurity issues. Mr. Drummond is a frequent speaker on those issues and mantains a blog on HIPAA matters at www.hipaablog.blogspot.com. Mr. Drummond is also an adjunct professor of Healthcare Law and Policy at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jeffery Drummond is a partner for Jackson Walker, LLP.

Non-financial: Jeffery Drummond has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Coty Meibeyer Related seminars and products:

JD

Disability Rights Texas


Coty Meibeyer, JD, is an advocate supervisor at Disability Rights Texas, the federally-mandated Protection & Advocacy organization for individuals with disabilities in Texas. At DRTx, Coty works with clients with mental illness and intellectual disabilities on community integration and investigating rights violations, abuse, and neglect. Ms. Meibeyer supervises advocates who monitor State Supported Living Centers, State Hospitals, private psych hospitals, and jails, and she also has her own active case load. Previously, Coty was a death penalty defense lawyer and mitigation specialist, and before coming to Texas, she was a public defender in rural Kentucky. She graduated from Pomona College and the University of Michigan Law School.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Coty Meibeyer has an employment relationship with Disability Rights Texas.

Non-financial: Coty Meibeyer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary, involuntary and emergency admission for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  2. Articulate the exceptions to an individual’s rights to refuse mental health treatment.
  3. Describe the reporting and notification process, including when, who, how and what to report with respect to abuse and neglect.
  4. Compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
  5. Describe why and how psychotherapy notes are protected differently than general medical records.
  6. Cite at least two differences between Texas privacy laws and HIPAA and examine how the implications of this impacts your clinical practice.

Outline

Involuntary Commitment - Coty Meibeyer 1.0 Ethics
  • Voluntary, Involuntary & Emergency Admissions
  • Preliminary Examinations; Probable Cause Hearings
  • Getting Ready for Court
  • Criteria for Commitment
  • Criminal Charges
  • Court-Ordered Medication
Guardianship – Coty Meibeyer 0.5 Ethics
  • Full vs. Partial Guardianship
  • Qualifications & Duties of Guardian
  • Recent Changes in the Laws Relating to Guardianship
  • Alternatives to Guardianship
  • Advance Directives, Power of Attorney
Disability Rights – Coty Meibeyer 1.0 Ethics
  • Admission/Temporary Mental Health Services
  • Extended Commitment
  • Rights in the Institution
  • Right to Refuse Treatment
  • Exceptions to Consent
  • Discharge
Abuse & Neglect – Coty Meibeyer 1.0 Ethics
  • Legal Responsibility for Adult Protective Services
  • Duty to Report
Privacy of Mental Health Records – Jeff Drummond 1.0 Ethics
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • The Psychotherapy Notes Exception
  • Individual Rights under HIPAA: Notice, Access, Amendment & Accounting
  • Authorizations, Consents & Disclosures “Required by Law”
  • Subpoenas, Court Orders & Other Releases of Medical Records
  • Special Rules for Minors
  • Other Federal Issues: Substance Abuse, FERPA
  • Texas Privacy Laws
  • Cybersecurity

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Risk Managers
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses

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