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Digital Seminar

Indiana Mental Health & The Law - 2020

Phyllis Garrison
Approx. 6 Hours
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Aug 24, 2020
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Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webinar


As a mental health professional, you not only deal with critical clinical matters with your clients – you must also stay up-to-date on seemingly ever-changing laws and procedures. Keeping up-to-date is essential in order to protect your clients and yourself. At this comprehensive one-day seminar you will gain an understanding of voluntary and involuntary admission and discharge issues; patient/client treatment rights; informed consent, confidentiality and privilege; the release of information; reporting requirements, HIPAA, HITECH, and much more, that will help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.


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Phyllis J. Garrison, JD, CHP, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP is most recently retired as the Privacy Director and a member of the legal staff for Eskenazi Health Indianapolis, Indiana. She has returned to her private legal practice as “Of Counsel” in the Garrison Law Firm, Indianapolis. She previously served as Associate General Counsel for Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc., and has provided legal services for a number of health care entities both as outside counsel and in-house counsel since 1984. Ms. Garrison has experience with a wide variety of health law issues including regulatory issues, fraud and abuse; EMTLA; anti-trust, nursing liability, medical records documentation; research compliance, mental health; professional licensure issues; HIPAA and medical malpractice. She graduated, magna cum laude , from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis and holds a BS degree from Ball State University where she graduated summa cum laude.

Ms. Garrison is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, Who’s Who in American Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Indiana Security and Privacy Network, and St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Speaker Disclosures:
Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Phyllis Garrison maintains a private legal practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Phyllis Garrison is a member of the Indiana Bar Association.


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Program Information


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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.


  1. Differentiate between temporary and regular involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Indiana with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Determine ethical issues related to the use of restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  4. Articulate the role and responsibilities of the treatment provider as related to duty to warn law in Indiana.
  5. Compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
  6. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.


  • Emergency & Immediate Detention
  • Involuntary Commitment (Temporary & Regular)
  • Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Psychiatric Advance Directives
  • Individual’s Legal Rights
    • Informed Consent
  • Right to Refuse Treatment
  • Restraints & Seclusion
  • Psychotropic Medication Issues
  • Reporting Requirements
    • Child Abuse
    • Vulnerable Adults
    • Duty to Warn
    • Other Reporting
    • Subpoenas/Court Orders
  • Mental Health Records
  • Psychotherapy Notes
  • Substance Abuse Records
  • Minors
    • HIPAA & HITECH: Privacy & Security Standards 

Target Audience

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