2017 Fall UW Series

Forensic Psychiatry for the General Psychiatrist

Saturday, September 23 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*Note location change to:
University of Washington Medicine at South Lake Union | Orin Smith Auditorium
850 Republican St., Seattle, WA 98109
Free parking available in the underground garage. Entrance located at 850 Republican St.

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Fall UW Series.

A lawsuit for psychiatric malpractice is an occupational hazard feared by many psychiatrists. Liability may occur when psychiatrists fail to adhere to the standard of professional care, resulting in harm to a patient. Psychiatrists may also face legal action for certain violent injuries caused by a patient to a third party. This was confirmed by the Washington Supreme Court case, Volk v. DeMeerleer, on outpatient clinicians' duties to protect the foreseeable victims of their patients' violent acts. Assessment of violence risk has become a necessary part of mental health practice.

This program will review the most common causes of psychiatric liability and some strategies for risk management. The Volk ruling will be reviewed. The program will discuss risk factors for violence and provide practical guidance on assessment of violence risk. The session will conclude with the role of psychiatrists in court. 

The APA designates this CME activity as meeting the criteria for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Registration fees:

New this year: Unable to attend in person? Access the meeting virtually via Adobe Connect. Registrants who select the virtual option will be provided with instructions on accessing the meeting prior to September 23rd. If you have any questions about this option, email office@wapsychiatry.org.

WSPA Members: Free

Non-Member Physicians: $95
Virtual registration: $95

Non-Physicians: $50
Virtual registration: $50

UW/Providence Psychiatry Residency Spokane: Free
(ID required at registration)



Presenters:

  • Jennifer Piel, JD, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Bruce Gage, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Washington State Department of Corrections
  • Joseph Vlaskovits, MD, Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, Ventura County Medical Center

Program:

7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast, Exhibitors, & Registration
8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome & Introduction
8:10 - 9:10 am

Psychiatric Liability

9:10 - 9:15 am

Break

9:15 - 9:45 am Duty to Protect / Volk Update
9:45 - 11:00 am

Violence Risk Assessment

11:00 - 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Psychiatrists in Court


Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe core concepts of psychiatric liability
  • Become familiar with Washington’s laws on the duty to protect
  • Discuss factors important in violence risk assessment
  • Understand types of witness testimony in court

Location:

University of Washington Medicine at South Lake Union | Orin Smith Auditorium
850 Republican St., Seattle, WA 98109
Free parking available in the underground garage. Entrance located at 850 Republican St.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Washington State Psychiatric Association. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.