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Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society Hosts:
Small Chapter Coalition Webinar:

Risk Management in Practice: Fact or Fiction

October 26, 2022,
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Presentation by
David Cash, Associate Director of Risk Management at PRMS

Psychiatrists work hard to stay on top of clinical and risk management issues involved in the practice of psychiatry. But with all of the information available – some of which is conflicting – it is sometimes hard to distinguish fact from fiction. In this program, we will look at topics in which there is often the most confusion and discuss common misconceptions. Using polling technology, we will test participants’ knowledge by asking them to determine whether a particular statement is fact or fiction. Our speaker will then reveal the correct answer and provide analysis from both a risk management and legal perspective.

Topics will include: establishment and termination of the physicianpatient relationship, treating suicidal patients, prescribing controlled substances, HIPAA, and telepsychiatry. This one-hour interactive webinar, presented by the PaPS Small Chapter Coalition and David Cash, Associate Director of Risk Management at PRMS, is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists in clinical practice.

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CME Statement
Educational Objectives: After the conclusion of this program, learners will be able to:
• Identify actions by a psychiatrist that may inadvertently establish a physician-patient relationship.
• Describe the appropriate procedure for terminating the physician-patient relationship.
• Explain how use of suicide risk assessment tool may decrease professional liability exposure when assessing patient at risk of suicide.
• Describe the legal and clinical hurdles faced in telepsychiatry practice.

Accreditation Statement
Professional Risk Management Services (PRMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
Professional Risk Management Services (PRMS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Mr. Cash has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.