Disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, mass shootings, floods, the tragedy on 911, and other emergencies are often defined by their toll on the physical well-being of populations. Many emergencies also significantly impact mental and behavioral health of populations by exacerbating existing mental health conditions, triggering new problems in persons without previous conditions, and impacting the mental health of emergency responders. This program will identify issues for mental health providers assisting in local/state/national emergencies and disasters, provide an understanding of the potential liabilities if assisting in an emergency or disaster, address federal and state immunity protections, and recommend risk mitigation strategies.
- General Member - Free
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - $25.00
- Describe the role of public health laws in protecting the public
- Recognize liability issues facing psychiatrists assisting in emergencies/disasters
- Identify liability/injury protections for volunteer providers
- Recognize ethical issues involved when implementing public health laws
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 45 minutes
Program Start Date: February 3, 2020
Program End Date: February 3, 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 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Pauline Barry, BSN, MPS, CPHRM, CPPS, DFASHRM, Assistant Vice President Risk Management Group, AWAC Services. 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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