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Sometimes regarded as a “necessary evil,” the reality is that the quality of practitioners’ documentation often determines the outcomes of lawsuits and licensing board complaints filed against practitioners.
Skilled documentation that is consistent with ethical standards can ensure you are providing quality services to your clients and often leads to positive litigation and licensing board decisions. Skilled documentation can also save you valuable time.
In contrast, poor documentation can be disastrous when introduced as evidence in court and licensing board proceedings.
Watch Dr. Frederic Reamer, a leading author of books and other publications on risk management and documentation in behavioral health, as he draws on his extensive experience as an expert witness for more than 30 years in litigation and licensing board cases throughout the United States.
Dr. Reamer will provide a comprehensive overview of:
Too often practitioners’ documentation exposes them to considerable risk related to audits and lost revenue. Documentation is an essential element of behavioral health - don’t let the “necessary evil” affect your practice and clients.
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**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.
Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, has been a professor in the graduate program of the school of social work, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island for 40 years. Dr. Reamer received his PhD from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and served on the task force that added technology standards to the code. Dr. Reamer lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics, professional malpractice and liability, and documentation. In addition to ethics, his research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, and public welfare. Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, Carnegie Corporation, Haas Foundation, and Center for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reamer has been an expert witness and formal ethics consultant in more than 130 litigation and licensing board cases throughout the United States. He is the author of many books and other publications on ethical standards in behavioral health, risk management, and documentation.
Financial: Frederic Reamer has employment relationships with the Rhode Island College, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, and the Providence Police Department Training Academy. He receives royalties as a published author. Frederic Reamer receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Frederic Reamer is a member of NASW Code of Ethics Revision Task Force and the National Association of Social Workers.
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