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For those working in the mental/behavioral health field, dealing with the day-to-day challenges of treating clients can be overwhelming in and of itself. However, the administrative and legal responsibilities are equally crucial. There are weighty decisions - the legal and prudent responses to a wide variety of situations - that demand a proper legal awareness in order to stay in compliance. Without such knowledge, many well meaning providers may face grave legal and financial consequences. The purpose of this seminar is to provide important guidance and insight into mental health laws and regulations. Social workers, therapists, nurses, psychologists, counselors, addiction professionals and healthcare administrators who work in the mental health field will find this seminar to be eye-opening and invaluable.
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This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.
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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.
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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.
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Lois Fenner, R.N., M.S., Attorney at Law, is an honor graduate of the University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing, Undergraduate School of Nursing, and University of Maryland Law School. She is an attorney admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, a registered nurse, and a certified clinical specialist.
Ms. Fenner is a founding member of The American Nurse Attorneys Association, past president of the Monumental Bar Association, member of the Women’s Bar Association, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Societies, and the National Exchange Club. She has been recognized by the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys with the Distinguished Women in Law Award; the Baltimore Marketing Association Harold Young Leadership Award, and the Baltimore County Diversity Award.
Additionally, she is a three-time recipient of the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland award and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence. Attorney Fenner has been recognized as a Baltimore Business Journals Who’s Who in Law and was selected as one of the Super Lawyers twice. Her practice focuses on medical litigation and health care including medical malpractice, personal injury, accreditation, wrongful death, Professional Board, and licensure issues.
She is a recognized educator and lecturer throughout the country providing realistic and current information in dynamic presentations.
Financial: Lois A. Fenner is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
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Explain how to comply with HIPAA regulations.
Describe the process for responding to subpoenas and court orders.
Identify the rights of minors and parents in mental health treatment and legal determinations.
Describe the role of the mental health professional in the commitment process.
Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
Identify the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and the legal duty to warn.
Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records
When and to Whom Records Can Be Released
Mandatory Disclosure Requirements
Alcohol/Drug and AIDS/HIV Treatment Records
HIPAA 101 - Federal Confidentiality Regulations
What Is HIPAA Today?
How Do I Comply with the Regulations?
What Are “Psychotherapy Notes”?
When May I Release Records?
How Much Paperwork Will This Be for My Office?
Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders and Law Enforcement
Subpoenas; Types of Subpoenas; Duty to Respond; Time Limits
Search Warrants & Court Orders
Authority to Obtain Information
Development of Policies and Procedures to Respond
Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents
Age of Majority
Access to Records
Rights of Minors to Refuse/Consent to Medication and Treatment
Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Treatment Issues for Minors
Custodial and Divorce Factors
Child Abuse Allegations
Custodial vs. Non-Custodial Parent’s Rights to Records
Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Commitments
Reasons to Use a Voluntary Commitment or an Involuntary Commitment
Grounds for an Involuntary Commitment: Dangerousness (as Defined by Statute)
Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues
Consent Elements and Competency Issues
Medication: Right to Refuse
Restraints and Seclusion
Individual’s Legal Rights
Boundary Issues: Where the Lines Are Blurred
Board of Health Professionals Investigation -
Legal Liabilities of the Professional
Duty to Warn Issues
Professional Obligations and Standards
Fraud & Abuse Issues
Billing & Coding Errors
Compliance with Contradictory Laws
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