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Connecticut Mental Health & The Law - 2020

Where:
CROMWELL, CT
When:
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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$249.99
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Location

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
4 SEBETHE DR
CROMWELL, CT 06416
Phone:  860-635-1001
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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 clinical and legal aspects of assessment of risk, confidentiality/privacy of mental health records under federal and state law; the impact of laws on mental health parity; the Connecticut Patients’ Bill of Rights; and much more, that will help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.
Objectives:
  1. Outline the thresholds and procedures for involuntary admission for psychiatric treatment.
  2. Analyze duty to warn and duty to protect under Connecticut law.
  3. Distinguish the requirements for authorization for release of information under Connecticut law and HIPAA.
  4. Discuss state and federal laws related to mental health parity.
  5. Communicate the basis of the Connecticut Patients’ Bill of Rights as it relates to people with psychiatric disabilities.
  6. Articulate the powers, duties and limits of a conservator and their implications related to client care.
OUTLINE

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

8:30 am – Clinical & Legal Aspects of Assessment of Risk to Self Or Others – Richard Fisher 1.0 Ethics
  • Thresholds for Involuntary Admission for Psychiatric Treatment in Connecticut
  • The Physicians Emergency Certificate
  • Police Evaluation Request
  • Psychologist Emergency Evaluation
  • Emergency Certificate of Examination
  • Rights of Committed Patients
  • Tarasoff & Fraser: Duty to Warn in Connecticut
  • Confidentiality in Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Adequate Assessment & Documentation
10:45 am – Confidentiality/Privacy of Mental Health Records – Amy B. de Lannoy 1.0 Ethics
  • Disclosure of Information
  • HIPAA Update
  • Substance Use Disorder Disclosure
11:45 am - Lunch (On Your Own)

12:45 pm – Mental Health Parity – Arnold Menchel
  • Federal Law
  • State Law
  • Affordable Care Act, Essential Health Benefits & Mental Health Parity
2:00 pm – Treatment Rights – William Pierce 1.0 Ethics
  • The Connecticut Patients’ Bill of Rights
  • Conservatorship
  • Advance Directives
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Title II
4:00 pm - Adjournment
Target Audience

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

ARNOLD IRA MENCHEL, JD

Arnold I. Menchel, JD, is a partner with Halloran & Sage LLP, and chair of the Halloran and Sage Health Care Practice. He joined Halloran & Sage following over three decades with the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office. For the last 15 of those years, Mr. Menchel was head of the Connecticut AG’s Health Care Fraud/Whistleblower/Health Care Advocacy department with responsibility for HIPAA enforcement as well as advocating for mental health parity. He supervised the first lawsuit in the country brought by a state attorney general to enforce HIPAA.

Since joining Halloran & Sage, LLP, his practice has been focused on compliance with HIPAA and various state and federal reimbursement and fraud and abuse statutes. He advises and represents all types of providers, including behavior health providers regarding Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement requirements, audits and fraud, and abuse investigations. Mr. Menchel also advises and represents providers with respect to department of public health licensing and investigations.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Arnold Menchel is a partner with Halloran & Sage LLP. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Arnold Menchel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

RICHARD FISHER, LCSW

Richard Fisher, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience in behavioral health as a clinician, program director and administrator. He has extensive experience in mental health settings including in-patient, out-patient, day treatment, crisis intervention and emergency room, as well as addiction treatment programs. Mr. Fisher maintains a private practice, teaches at the graduate level and is a former clinical instructor in a psychiatric residency program.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Richard Fisher is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Richard Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

AMY DE LANNOY, ESQ

Amy B. de Lannoy, JD, is an attorney in Halloran Sage’s Health Care Practice. Ms. de Lannoy focuses her practice on providing guidance to health care providers on matters of regulatory compliance (including HIPAA and billing and coding practices), practice management and governance, and business formations, combinations and separations. She has represented numerous behavioral health providers at all phases of their development, from start-up documentation to issues arising at retirement. What sets Ms. de Lannoy apart from other health care attorneys, and makes her an invaluable source of trust and confidence for her health care clients, is her unique combination of legal skill and prior hands-on experience in the health care industry as a practice manager of a large medical practice.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Amy De Lannoy has an employment relationship with Halloran Sage’s Health Care Practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Amy De Lannoy has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

WILLIAM PIERCE

William Pierce has been an advocate for persons with disabilities for the past 30 years. Currently working at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Office of the Commissioner, he is the department’s client rights and grievance specialist as well as its Americans with Disabilities Act Title II coordinator.

Prior to coming to DMHAS, he worked at the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities where he provided individual advocacy to safeguard the rights and expressed interests of persons with disabilities who live in the community or reside in institutional settings such as skilled nursing facilities, residential programs as well as persons in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Correction, receiving services from Connecticut Department of Developmental Disabilities and who may be under the care of the Department of Children and Families. Trained as a paralegal, William Pierce has worked under the direction of attorneys representing individuals with disabilities in Connecticut Probate and Superior Court matters as well as in administrative hearings.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: William Pierce has an employment relationship with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Office of the Commissioner. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: William Pierce has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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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
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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical, & 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.

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors
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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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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.

Connecticut Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Connecticut Psychologists. CT Gen Stat Sec. 20-191c Continuing Education (b)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars. PESI, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars with multiple national CE approvals.


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Other Professions
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