NJPA Southern Chapter CME Event

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September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Program Overview
You are doing everything necessary to stay up-to-date with the clinical aspects of psychiatric care but sometimes it’s those things not directly related to treatment that can pose the greatest risks. In this program, we will review topics about which questions are frequently posed to our Risk Management Consultation Service and discuss the 10 main things you should know about each.  Topics will include, termination of the treatment relationship, EHR documentation, emailing and texting with patients, communicating with a patient’s family members, establishing a physician/patient relationship, dealing with non-adherent patients, reporting obligations, responding to requests for medical records information, and split treatment.

Planners and Faculty
Ann L. McNary, JD – Planner, Content Developer, Speaker
Senior Risk Manager, PRMS, Inc.
Ms. McNary has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how to properly terminate the patient-psychiatrist relationship to avoid allegations of abandonment.
  • Recognize and minimize risks associated with the use of email and texting.
  • Understand the different types of requests for medical records and how to respond to each.
  • Explain the various ways in which a physician/patient relationship may be established.
  • Recognize and avoid potential problems with EHR documentation.
  • Implement strategies for dealing with non-adherent patients.
  • Understand under what circumstances it is appropriate to communicate with family members.
  • Recognize situations that might trigger a reporting duty.
  • Minimize risks associated with split treatment relationships.

Accreditation Statement
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS, Inc.) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS, Inc.) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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