This course will review the types of claims that are commonly brought against physicians, potential liability risks (especially with documentation and social media), and provide risk reduction strategies for psychiatrists in office practice. The goal of this presentation is to provide a high-level overview of potential risk management issues involved with practicing psychiatry as well as concrete risk management strategies, especially related to office policies, documentation, and use of social media and technology.
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- Non-Member - $25.00
- American Psychiatric Association resource document. Guidelines for Psychiatrists in Consultative, Supervisory or Collaborative Relationships with Nonphysician Clinicians. 2009.
- Farnan JM et al. Online medical professionalism: Patient and public relationships: Policy statement from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Apr 16;158(8):620-7.
- Explain the role of risk management in the practice of psychiatry
- Distinguish the types of claims brought against physicians
- Evaluate general legal and risk issues when using technology and social media in the practice of psychiatry
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 45 minutes
Program Start Date: February 1, 2020
Program End Date: February 1, 2023
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate showing the date of completion and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Allison M. Funicelli, MPA, CCLA, ARM, Senior Risk Management Consultant, Risk Management Group. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Anne Huben-Kearney, RN, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS, DFASHRM, AVP, Risk Management Group, AWAC Services. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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