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How to Prepare for a Deposition

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 2/1/2020

Expiration Date: 2/1/2023

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Overview

This course focuses on the deposition process and how to prepare for a deposition, from explaining types of depositions, formats of depositions, recommended preparation, role of the plaintiff and defense counsel, use of the medical record and other documents, to what to expect during and after the deposition.

Pricing

  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - $25.00

Course References

  • Brodsky SL, Dvoskin JA, & Neal TMS. Temptations for the expert witness. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2017 Dec;45(4):460-463.
  • Gutheil T. Deposition dos and dont's: strategies for the expert witness. Psychiatric Clinics. 2012 Dec;35(4):947-956.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Interpret what a deposition is and recognize the difference between a court-ordered deposition, notice of deposition and subpoena for deposition
  • Consider the importance of preparing for a deposition with counsel and the importance of having counsel with you at deposition
  • Identify tips which may be helpful in avoiding some of the potential pitfalls which may impact the defensibility of a case
  • Discuss goals of plaintiff’s counsel and highlight examples to minimize the risk of potential pitfalls

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 30 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 0.5 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

Presenter:

  • Allison M. Funicelli, MPA, CCLA, ARM, Senior Risk Management Consultant, Risk Management Group. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners:

  • 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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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

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  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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