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Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Georgia


Faculty:
Lois Fenner
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC048620
Brochure Code:
PWZ80753
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

Without the proper legal awareness needed to stay in compliance, you may face grave legal and financial consequences. This live webcast will show you how to continue to help the people you’ve been trained to help while still protecting yourself from many legal pitfalls. If you attend only one seminar this year, make it this one. Join attorney Lois Fenner for an entertaining and enlightening day and leave with a greater understanding of the latest Georgia laws as they relate to behavioral health. You will take home practical strategies to minimize and manage legal and ethical risks and you will learn how to immediately implement these risk-reducing strategies into your practice.

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 6.25 HOURS  OF State 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 activity consists of 6.25 clock hours 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 the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Georgia Counselors

6.25 Ethics hours of electronically delivered continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, LPCA (# 8843-20M). Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 

PLEASE NOTE: 1. ETHICS May not be online/webinars and may NOT be used for renewal; 2. 10 non-ethics CE hours of online/webinars may be used to renew your license; 3. CPCS (new) up to 8 non-ethics CE hours of online/webinars may be used to apply for the CPCS; 4. 3 non-ethics CE hours of online/webinars may be used to renew you CPCS.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 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. 


Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity has been approved by the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy for continuing education hours for licensed marriage and family therapists. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.25 core continuing education hours. ID #: 044-2020. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


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 6.3 contact hours.


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, 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

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. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


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 6.25 Ethics continuing education credits. 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 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. 



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Faculty

Lois Fenner Related seminars and products: 15

R.N., M.S., Attorney at Law


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. 

Ms. Fenner is a recognized educator and lecturer throughout the country providing realistic and current information in dynamic presentations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lois A. Fenner is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Lois A. Fenner has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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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.


Objectives

  1. Establish practices for ensuring HIPAA compliance to protect client’s privacy and minimize risk of litigation.
  2. Compare the different requirements for release of protected health information via subpoenas and court orders.
  3. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Georgia with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  4. Formulate risk management strategies using technology that can safeguard patient health information (PHI) and minimize HITECH violations.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  6. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and duty to warn law in Georgia.

Outline

Overview/Confidentiality of Mental Health Records
  • When and to Whom Records Can Be Released
  • Mandatory Disclosure Requirements
  • Alcohol/Drug and AIDS/HIV Treatment Records
  • Necessary Documentation
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
  • Investigations
  • Development of Policies and Procedures to Respond
Balancing the Rights of Minors & Parents
  • Minors’ Rights
  • Age of Majority
  • Access to Records
  • Rights of Minors to Refuse/Consent to Medication and Treatment
  • Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Treatment Issues for Minors
  • Parental Rights
  • 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)
  • Mental Illness
  • Procedures
Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • Consent Elements and Competency Issues
  • Medication: Right to Refuse
  • Restraints and Seclusion
  • Individual’s Legal Rights
  • Informed Consent
  • Boundary Issues: Where the Lines Are Blurred
  • Prescribing Practices
  • Board of Health Professionals Investigation – Disciplinary Proceedings
Legal Liabilities of the Professional
  • Duty to Warn Issues
  • Professional Obligations and Standards
  • Fraud & Abuse Issues
  • Billing & Coding Errors
  • Documentation
  • Compliance with Contradictory Laws

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • AODA Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Health Information Managers
  • Medical Records Professionals
  • Nurses

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