The New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
April 28, 2018 Risk Mgt Conference
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The New England Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Sharon Weinstein, MA - Chair Continuing Medical Education


Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Massachusetts Medical Society; 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA

Registration 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Program 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM


NECCAP Members @ $75 per person 

Non-NECCAP Member early bird registration @ $90

Residents and medical students @ $10

Program Overview                                                       :

Enhanced communication platforms have emerged rapidly and present possibilities for psychiatrists and patients to connect and interact remotely.  This communication endeavor may be beneficial in some instances, but also presents legal issues, such as obtaining appropriate licensure, prescribing restrictions, and clinical concerns, such as meeting the standard of care for each patient. Psychiatrists must take into consideration these before undertaking such an endeavor. Psychiatrists often are unaware of the legal implications of continuing to treat a patient who may have moved to another state where the psychiatrist is not licensed, as well as clinical implications, including difficulties in assessing the patient’s clinical status, the ability to see the patient in person, being able to assist the patient in a timely manner in case of a crisis. Psychiatrists are also unaware of the significant restrictions on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine under the Controlled Substances Act.

 Planners and Faculty

Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD – Speaker, Planner, and Reviewer

Ms. Vanderpool does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 Charles D. Cash, JD, LLM, ARM – Speaker and Planner

Mr. Cash has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives

 After attending this live seminar, attendees will be able to:

    ·         Recognize and address potential legal hurdles in telemedicine, including licensure

·         Discuss the importance of utilizing an appropriate telemedicine platform, and the significant consequences of failing to do so

·         Understand the clinical hurdles in telepsychiatry practice

·         Identify the factors that evidence the standard of care in telepsychiatry

·         Utilize methods for maximizing patient care and minimizing risk exposure during the telemedicine encounter.

·         Reconcile federal and state prohibitions on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine

 Accreditation Statement

 Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS, Inc.) 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, Inc. (PRMS, Inc.) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

 PRMS, Inc. does not accept financial support from commercial interests for CME activities.  

 Method of Participation

 Physicians must attend the live activity and complete a Post Activity Learning Assessment Tool and Credit Application form in order to receive a Credit Certificate. 

 Estimated Time to Complete

 4 hours, exclusive of breaks


 The purpose of this activity is to provide general information on risk management issues.  The information presented does not constitute legal advice.



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