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Digital Seminar

Legal & Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Minnesota


Faculty:
Mary K. Martin
Duration:
5 Hours 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 26, 2014
Product Code:
POS061495
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • The Most Current Minnesota Laws & Regulations
  • Confidentiality of Records
  • Duty to Warn
  • Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • Avoid Licensure Issues

Without the proper legal awareness needed to stay in compliance, you may face grave legal and financial consequences. This seminar 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 watch only one seminar this year, make it this one. Join attorney Mary K. Martin for an entertaining and enlightening day and leave with a greater understanding of the latest Minnesota 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 non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is 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 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


Ethics

This self-study activity includes 6.0 hours of State ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. 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 self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 7.5 CE in the 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 intermediate self-study 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists

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. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Ethics) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours 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

Faculty

Mary K. Martin Related seminars and products:

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Private Practice


Mary K. Martin, J.D., has been advising behavioral health providers for more than 30 years. She limits her practice to representing health and human services providers, working in the areas of privacy and confidentiality, audits, employment, regulatory issues, corporate and organizational matters, Medicare and Medicaid payment, professional licensure matters, fraud and abuse and litigation.

Ms. Martin is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a labor and employment law specialist. She serves on the governing council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is past chairperson of the Administrative Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and of the Health Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is a frequent lecturer on legal topics.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the privacy requirements of HIPAA, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the Minnesota Health Records Act as they apply to behavioral health records in Minnesota.
  • Discuss who can consent to mental health treatment for a minor child.
  • Review who can see the mental health treatment records of a minor child.
  • Demonstrate how to analyze a subpoena and how to respond to a subpoena.
  • Identify how to respond to other kinds of requests for patient information.
  • Explain enforcement actions under HIPAA, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the Minnesota Health Records Act related to behavioral health.
  • Outline the steps that are necessary if you discover a breach under HIPAA, the Data Practices Act and the Minnesota Health Records Act.

Outline

Confidentiality of Mental Health Records

  • Three Minnesota laws that might apply to your records
    • HIPAA
    • The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act
    • The Minnesota Health Records Act
  • Similarities and differences in the laws
  • Particular ways that the state laws are more restrictive than HIPAA

Consent to Mental Health Treatment of Minors

  • Who can authorize treatment for a child?

Release of Mental Health Records of Minors

  • Who can see a child’s mental health records?
  • When should a child’s records not be released to a parent?
  • The rights of unmarried parents, divorced parents, guardians, and parents whose parental rights have been terminated

Respond to Subpoenas and Requests for Information from Law Enforcement

  • What about requests from others for information about clients?
  • When a response is required and when it is not
  • Techniques for analyzing and responding to subpoenas

Behavioral Health HIPAA Enforcement Actions

  • Overview to date
  • HIPAA HI-TECH notification requirements
  • Enforcement under the Data Practices Act and the Minnesota Health Records Act

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