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Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in New Hampshire
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on May 29, 2019.
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
5 hr 26 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Authors:
BIRON BEDARD
ANDREA L DALY
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
5/29/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA060265
Objectives
  1. Discuss access to patient records relating to confidentiality.
  2. Describe the process for responding to subpoenas and court orders and explain how to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  3. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in New Hampshire with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  4. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
  5. Develop policies on ethical issues such as competency issues, rights to refuse medication and informed consent.
  6. Designate the treatment provider’s responsibilities relating to mental health issues and the legal duty to warn law in New Hampshire.
Outline

Confidentiality of Records

  • HIPAA Privacy Rules and Effect on State law
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • Mandatory Reporting Requirements
  • Consequences of Improper Reporting and Disclosure

HIPAA Compliance

  • Releases for Treatment, Payment, and Healthcare Operations
  • Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Authorizations
  • Business Associates
  • Psychotherapy Notes
  • The HI TECH Act

Responding to Subpoenas, Court Orders, and Law Enforcement Personnel

  • Subpoenas:
    • Types of Subpoenas, Duty to Respond, Time Limits
  • Court Orders:
    • Duty to Respond, Search Warrants
  • Law Enforcement:
    • Authority to Obtain Information, Investigations, Development of Policies and Procedures to Respond

HIPAA 101 - Revised Federal Confidentiality Regulations

  • What Is HIPAA Today?
  • How Do I Comply with the Revised Regulations?
  • What Are “Psychotherapy Notes”?
  • When May I Release Records?
  • How Much Paperwork Will This be for My Office?

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
  • Reasons to Use an Involuntary Commitment
  • Grounds for an Involuntary Commitment: Dangerousness (as Defined by Statute)
  • Procedures

Professional Ethics and Boundary Issues

  • Consent Elements and Competency Issues
  • Individual’s Legal Rights
  • Informed Consent
  • Boundary Issues: Where the Lines are Blurred
  • Board of Health Professionals Investigation - Disciplinary Proceedings

Legal Liabilities for the Professional

  • Duty to Warn Issues
  • Professional Obligations and Standards
  • Fraud & Abuse Issues
  • Billing & Coding Errors
  • Documentation
Author

BIRON BEDARD

Biron Bedard, is a director and shareholder with the law firm Ransmeier & Spellman, PC, in Concord, New Hampshire. He represents a number of mental healthcare providers and skilled nursing facilities in his practice. The focus areas of his practice include litigation, business and commercial transactions, as well as mental health law. Mr. Bedard is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Maine, as well as the United States District Court, District of New Hampshire, and District of Vermont, and the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Hampshire. He was first admitted to the Bar over 20 years ago following receipt of his J.D. degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and a B.A. degree, with honors, from St. Anselm College. Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Biron Bedard is a director and shareholder with Ransmeier & Spellman, PC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Nonfinancial: Biron Bedard has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

ANDREA L DALY

Andrea L. Daly is a shareholder and director in the ligation department with the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of mental health law and probate litigation. She has extensive experience defending licensed mental health professionals before the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice. Ms. Daly has also represented patients who have brought claims of extreme professional boundary violations against organizations and individual practitioners. Additionally, she has substantial experience providing risk management advice to mental health professionals. Ms. Daly recently completed a six year term as a member of the board of directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Hampshire. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, and received her J.D. degree from Vermont Law School. Ms. Daly is admitted to practice in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. She is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations. For more information, see http://www.mclane.com

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