Seminar Detail

Illinois Mental Health & The Law - 2019
Illinois Mental Health & The Law - 2019

Where:   ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

When:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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$229.99
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$199.99
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Location

DOUBLETREE HOTEL CHICAGO ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
75 WEST ALGONQUIN RD.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60005
Phone:  847-364-7600
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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 confidentiality, risk management, recent legislation and trends in mental health law in Illinois, guardianship, commitment, practical legal options-and more, that will help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the legal considerations when opening and maintaining a private mental health practice.
  2. Explain the potential role of mental health professionals in legal proceedings related to client care.
  3. Identify client confidentiality issues and when clinicians are obligated to disclose protected health information.
  4. Navigate the legal and ethical issues related with the use of technology as related to clinical practice.
  5. Determine the advantages and disadvantages of legal guardianship for disabled adult clients.
  6. Differentiate between the processes for voluntary and involuntary commitment for treatment and determine the clinician’s role in each.
OUTLINE

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

8:30 am – Legal & Professional Considerations in Private Practice – Joseph Monahan 0.5 Ethics
  • Opening your own practice
  • Practice management considerations
  • Transitioning your practice
  • Professional executor
10:00 am - Break

10:15 am – Legal and Ethical Dilemmas for the Experienced Professional – Joseph Monahan 1.5 Ethics
  • Involvement in legal proceedings
  • Records and subpoenas
  • Minors
  • Child abuse and adult protective services
  • Duty to warn
  • FOID reporting
  • Client suicide
12:00 pm - Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 pm – Practicing with Technology – Joseph Monahan .5 ethics
  • Telehealth
  • Security and privacy
  • Modern communications with clients
2:00 pm - Break

2:15 pm – Practical Legal Options to Consider for Persons with Diagnosed Mental Illness – Amy Orlando (Chicago only) Amy McCarty (Arlington Heights only) 1.5 ethics
  • Mental health declarations
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardianship
  • Involuntary commitment
  • Petitions for medication
4:00 pm - Evaluations, Adjournment, & Certificates

JOHN W WHITCOMB

John W. Whitcomb, joined Monahan Law Group, LLC on January 5, 2015.

Mr. Whitcomb has over 25 years of experience representing clients in State and Federal trial and appellate court. Prior to joining Monahan Law Group, LLC, Mr. Whitcomb was a Senior Attorney at Equip for Equality for 15 years. In his capacity as Senior Attorney, Mr. Whitcomb represented clients in issues relating to guardianship, the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act, the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, and community placement of disabled individuals in the community. Mr. Whitcomb argued before the appellate court the seminal guardianship case, in Re Estate of K.E.J., on forced sterilization that eventually became the basis for the Illinois Statute, 755 ILCS 5/11a-17.1. Mr. Whitcomb also represented clients in abuse and neglect proceedings in juvenile court.

Mr. Whitcomb was class counsel in several class actions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago v. Chicago Transit Authority, Ligas v. Maram and Williams v. Quinn.

Mr. Whitcomb is the recipient of the 2012 Recipient of Access Living’s “Lead On!” Award, and LAF’s 1996 and 1994 Equal Justice Award. Mr. Whitcomb is the former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Mental Health and Disability Law Committee. Mr. Whitcomb has a Teacher Training Certificate with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has trained other lawyers in trial advocacy and deposition taking.

Mr. Whitcomb has made numerous presentations on Guardianship, Advance Directives and the Mental Health Code. He has also lectured on issues regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sexuality and the Nature of Consent, and Ethics.

Mr. Whitcomb is a graduate of Tulane Law School where he was a member of the Environmental Law Clinic. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Whitcomb graduated from Oberlin College where he majored in English and History.

AMY E MCCARTY, JD

Amy E. McCarty, JD, is a partner with Monahan Law Group, LLC. Ms. McCarty concentrates her practice in probate litigation, including contested trust, estate, and guardianship litigation, mental health and confidentiality, juvenile court litigation, child welfare, and elder law. She represents individuals, families, fiduciaries, such as guardians, trustees, executors, and agents under Powers of Attorney, financial institutions, medical institutions and child welfare institutions in all areas of her practice. Ms. McCarty specializes in remedies to address abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and disabled. She has litigated hundreds of contested guardianship matters and has been involved in numerous cases involving financial exploitation, which have resulted in significant financial recovery on behalf of the disabled adult.

Ms. McCarty is frequently consulted as an expert in mental health confidentiality issues and has participated in litigation involving novel and complex legal issues that concern the interplay between the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act and other State and Federal statutes and regulations. Prior to joining Monahan Law Group, she served for seven years as an assistant public guardian with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office. While there, Ms. McCarty served as the court-appointed guardian ad litem for abused, neglected, and dependent minors in the Child Protection Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and subsequently managed the estates of disabled adults for whom the Public Guardian was appointed guardian. She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School and was a visiting student at the Civitas ChildLaw Center and Clinic of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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.

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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 4.0 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.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 6.0 CEUS. Program number: 14312. Category: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP I or II, CAAP II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP I or II, NCRS II .


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.

Illinois Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 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.


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.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 credits.


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.

Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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 2.25 Clinical Practice and 4.0 Ethics continuing education credits. No more than 6.25 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.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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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