Seminar Detail

Louisiana Mental Health & The Law - 2019
Louisiana Mental Health & The Law - 2019

Where:   BATON ROUGE, LA

When:  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

As a mental health professional, you not only deal with critical clinical matters with your clients – you must also stay up-to-date on seemingly ever-changing laws and procedures. Keeping up-to-date is essential in order to protect your clients and yourself. At this comprehensive one-day seminar you will gain an understanding of treatment rights, informed consent, confidentiality and privilege, the release of information, and reporting requirements; security, privacy and confidentiality of records, HIPAA, voluntary and involuntary admission issues, interdiction vs. judicial commitment, advance mental health directives, and much more, that will help you stay on top of issues that rise in everyday clinical situations.
Objectives:

  1. Articulate the role of privacy, security, and confidentiality as they relate to behavioral health records.
  2. Explore the legal and ethical considerations for the treatment of minor populations in Louisiana with regard to age of consent, confidentiality and custody concerns.
  3. Determine ethical issues related to the use of restraints, seclusion and informed consent.
  4. Articulate the role and responsibilities of the treatment provider as related to duty to warn law in Louisiana.
  5. Differentiate between the processes of voluntary and involuntary commitment for psychiatric treatment.
  6. Compare and contrast the standards and procedures of interdiction and judicial commitment.
OUTLINE

8:00 am - Registration, Sign-In, & Course Materials (Morning Coffee & Tea)

8:30 am – HIPAA As It Affects Behavioral Health – Lisa Delhomme
  • Who is affected by HIPAA?
  • What is affected by HIPAA?
  • Why do we need a Notice of Privacy Practices?
  • When can Protected Health Information (PHI) be released without patient consent?
Security of Health Records – Marissa Lajaunie
  • HIPAA’s Security Rule
  • Breach Notifications
  • Categories of Incidents
  • Threats & Vulnerabilities
  • Controls
    • Management
    • Operational Controls
    • Technical Controls
  • Examples of Breaches
10:00 am - Break

10:15 am – Treatment Rights – Kathy Lynn Cook 1.5 Ethics
  • Individual’s Legal Rights
    • Minors, Adults, MR/DD & the Elderly
  • Treatment of Minors without Parental Consent
  • Other Consent Issues
    • Informed Consent
    • Right to Refuse Treatment
      • When Treatment Can Be Forced, Mental Health Advance Directives
    • Psychotropic Medication Issues
      • Voluntary vs. Involuntary, Psychiatric or Behavioral Emergency
11:45 am - Lunch (On Your Own)

12:45 pm – Confidentiality/Privilege Breaches & Professional Obligations – Kathy Lynn Cook 1.5 Ethics
  • Confidentiality vs. Privilege
    • Confidentiality/Privilege Statutes
  • Consequences of Breaching
  • Reporting Laws: Abuse & Duty to Warn
2:15 pm - Break

2:30 pm – Overview of Admission/Discharge of Children & Adults with Mental Illness – Kathy Lynn Cook 1.5 Ethics
  • Voluntary Admission
  • Involuntary Admission
    • OPC, PEC/CEC; Judicial Commitment, Conditional Discharge
    • Involuntary Outpatient Treatment
  • Less Restrictive Alternatives
  • Interdiction vs. Judicial Commitment
  • Mental Health Advance Directive Law
4:00 pm - Evaluations, Adjournment, & Certificates
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Risk Managers
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers

KATHY LYNN COOK, JD

Kathy Lynn Cook, J.D., C.W.L.S. is the deputy general counsel for the Louisiana State Mental Health Advocacy Service and Child Advocacy Program. For the past 22 years she has worked as a mental health advocate, providing legal counsel to adults and minors who are voluntarily or involuntarily admitted for treatment pursuant to Louisiana mental health laws. Since August 2005, Ms. Cook has also represented abused and neglected children in the 16th Judicial District Court in Child in Need of Care proceedings. Prior to her present position, Ms. Cook was an instructor in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and continues as a guest lecturer on confidentiality and psychiatric medical records in their Health Information Management Program.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathy Lynn Cook receives compensation as a Supervising Attorney for the Louisiana State Mental Health Advocacy Service and Child Advocacy Program. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Kathy Lynn Cook is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Law Institute – Children’s Code Committee.

MARISSA LAJAUNIE, MBA, RHIA

Marissa Lajaunie, MBA, RHIA, is an instructor in the Health Information Management Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she teaches courses in medical terminology, healthcare statistics, quality improvement/risk and utilization management, healthcare delivery, and social problems and issues in mental health. She serves as the management internship coordinator as well as the faculty advisor for the student organization, Health Information Management Society (HIMS). Mrs. Lajaunie is also a co-author of publications that prepare applicants for the national certification exams in Health Information Management. Prior to returning to UL Lafayette as an instructor, she was employed as the assistant administrator of an inpatient psychiatric facility and two outpatient mental health clinics where she was responsible for the overall leadership and operations of the facility’s services, departments, and functions. Mrs. Lajaunie has been an active member of the American Health Information Management Association for eight years. Additionally, she has been involved with committees and projects for the Louisiana Health Information Management Association and for the Southwest District of the Louisiana Health Information Management Association. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2009 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011. She has also been a Registered Health Information Administrator since 2009.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Marissa Lajaunie is owner of Acadiana Healthcare Consulting. She is a college instructor for the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. Ms. Lajaunie receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Marissa Lajaunie is a member of the American Health Information Management Association; and the Louisiana Health Information Management Association (LHIMA).

LISA DELHOMME, MHA, RHIA

Lisa Delhomme, MHA, RHIA, is a senior instructor in the Health Information Management program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she teaches courses in healthcare privacy and security, legal issues, CPT coding, and data management systems. She has been a credentialed RHIA for over 18 years. She is very active with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), serving in two volunteer positions with the organization. She earned her BS at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, and her MS in Health Services Administration at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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, or questions on home study credit availability, 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.

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Ethics
This seminar includes 4.5 hours of state specific ethics instruction. 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
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 intermediate activity consists of 6.0 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.

Louisiana Counselors: This program has been approved for 6.0 hours of continuing education by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 360 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Louisiana Marriage & Family Therapists: This program was approved by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
This live activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

Florida Psychologists:
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PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Broker.


Social Workers
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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, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical Practice and 4.5 Ethics continuing education credits. No more than 6.0 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity. 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.

Louisiana Social Workers: This program was approved for 6.0 (Clinical) contact hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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