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IN-HOUSE Ethics and Risk Management in Behavioral Health: What Every Clinician Needs to Know About Mental Health and the Law


Speakers:
Robert Landau, JD |  Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC057390
Brochure Code:
IHW89509
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  3

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Description

Join Attorney Robert Landau and Dr. Frederic Reamer as they collaborate to deliver an interactive, dynamic presentation on ever-changing ethics and risk-management challenges in behavioral health.

Keeping up-to-date is essential to protect your clients and yourself. During this workshop you will gain an understanding of ethics and risk-management challenges related to:

  • Confidentiality exceptions
  • Privileged communication
  • Documentation
  • Telehealth
  • Informed consent
  • Boundary issues
  • Recent changes to federal regulations governing confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records
  • And other complex topics

Landau and Dr. Reamer will highlight ethics and risk-management challenges related to your use of technology to deliver services remotely, communicate with clients, and store records.

This is a workshop you do not want to miss...as both presenters will offer practical advice from both the legal and behavioral health points of view to help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the 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.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

 


* Credit Note - Ethics

THIS ACTIVITY QUALIFIES FOR 6.25 HOURS  OF GENERAL 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.


Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live remote program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-7303) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Ethics.


Social Workers - 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, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Synchronous distance.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Psychologists - Georgia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Georgia Psychologists. The Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Chapter 510-8, Section 3 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


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 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 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/Brochure

Speaker

Robert Landau, JD's Profile

Robert Landau, JD Related seminars and products

ROBERTS, CARROLL, FELDSTEIN & PEIRCE, INC


Robert P. Landau, JD, is a shareholder at the law firm of Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce, Inc. in Providence and was the co-leader of the firm’s Healthcare Group from 2012 through 2016.

Mr. Landau is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on defending mental health professionals, hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health care providers in professional malpractice lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings. He has extensive experience representing social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists and other professionals before their licensing boards, frequently obtaining findings of no unprofessional conduct or administratively closing investigations. He has successfully represented clients in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Mr. Landau has had numerous jury trials with a significant number of defense verdicts. In addition to trying cases to juries, he handles any appellate issues that arise from his matters. He has appeared regularly before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and has a number of reported decisions. In those instances where a trial is not the best course of action, Mr. Landau has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. His presentations to mediators and arbitrators help clients resolve cases on favorable terms.

Mr. Landau is a graduate of Duke University, BS, magna cum laude, and Boston University School of Law, JD, cum laude. He is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. Landau was selected for inclusion on the 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Rhode Island Super Lawyer list.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robert Landau has an employment relationship with Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robert Landau has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Frederic G. Reamer, PhD's Profile

Frederic G. Reamer, PhD Related seminars and products

School of Social Work, Rhode Island College


Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, Professor Emeritus has taught 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 a 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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Frederic Reamer has employment relationships with Rhode Island College, Rhode Island Department of Corrections, and 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 serves as an advisory board member of Ocean State Stories, Pell Center, Salve Regina University and an advisory editor for the Encyclopedia of Social Work Online.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate ethical challenges and risks in behavioral health.
  2. Utilize risk management tips to reduce licensing board complaints and lawsuits.
  3. Analyze ethical dilemmas clinicians face surrounding use of technology to serve clients remotely, communicate with clients, and store information.
  4. Apply an ethical decision-making framework to recognize, analyze, resolve or prevent ethical dilemmas in your clinical practice.
  5. Employ state-of-the-art documentation guidelines and protocols.
  6. Determine ethical/legal standards of care as the pertain to clinical practice.

Outline

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW: KEY ISSUES
  • Understand the legal system
  • Legal exposure
  • Establish the treatment relationship
  • Record-keeping practices
  • The ethics of duty to warn/protect
  • Local and national resources
  • Multicultural awareness & diversity
ETHICS AND RISK MANAGEMENT: THE LEGAL PERSPECTIVE
  • Insurance coverage: The essentials
  • Importance of documentation:
  • It really matters!
  • Tips to avoid and defend lawsuits and licensing board complaints: Practical advice
  • Key risk areas: What to look out for
  • Importance of peer, ethics, and legal consultation
  • Responding to subpoenas: Do’s and don’ts
  • Working with attorneys
ETHICS AND RISK-MANAGEMENT: THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVE
  • Trends in malpractice claims and ethics complaints: Ethical mistakes, ethical decisions, misconduct
  • Ethical challenges and risks: Essential knowledge
  • Confidentiality, privacy, privileged communication
  • Informed consent
  • Boundary issues, dual relationships, and conflicts of interest
  • Digital, online, and remote services and relationships
  • High-risk treatment and services
  • Termination of services
  • Defamation
  • Documentation
  • Impaired professionals
  • Ethics consultation and ethics committees
  • Handling difficult ethical judgments and decisions: Protecting clients and practitioners 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Behavioral Health Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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